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Concern over tobacco packaging as kids say packs have more influence than celebrities

New Cancer Research UK figures show packaging influences kids more than celebs, boosting the argument for standardised tobacco packs.

New kind of scan finds cancer's sleeper cells

Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that lights up cancer’s sleeper cells, warning patients and doctors of a potential relapse

Global cancer death toll 50 per cent higher in men than women

Global cancer death rates are more than 50 per cent higher in men than women according to figures published today by Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK and The Royal Marsden collaborate to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier

GPs across England are set to benefit from a new partnership aimed at improving the early diagnosis of cancer.


Women say lack of confidence stops them getting to the top

Cancer Research UK survey reveals the barriers women face in their careers to launch the new ‘Women of Influence’ initiative.

International deal to screen potential cancer drugs using DNA 'barcodes'

A screening technology tags compounds with strands of DNA to assess prototype drugs for anti-cancer activity.

A third of a million people now diagnosed with cancer every year

The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year has hit more than 330,000 for the first time.

Cancer Research UK and Lilly collaborate to trial combinations of potential new cancer treatments

Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office announced that Eli Lilly will join its Combinations Alliance to help discover medicines for cancer.

Cancer survivors need more support to stop smoking and drinking

Cancer survivors are no more likely to stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or exercise more often than the general population, according to new research published in the...

Cancer Research Technology and Cancer Research UK establish lipid metabolism research team

Cancer Research Technology, Cancer Research UKїs commercial arm, has established a group of scientists with expertise in lipid metabolism ї getting energy from fats and...