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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015

E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to research published in the British Medical Journal today.

Study shows ‘signature’ that radiation damage leaves in our DNA

A new study has shed light on exactly how a certain type of radiation damages human DNA, raising the risk of cancer.

More than 57,000 children become overweight or obese during primary school

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave.

Cancer survivors want clear diet advice from their doctors and nurses

People who survive cancer want clear advice from doctors and nurses about what they should eat.

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer.

Last orders on cancer – Dryathlon September is back!

Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon is challenging the nation to prove their willpower this September.

Cancer number one cause of death in England and Wales

Cancer accounted for over a quarter (28%) of all registered deaths in 2015, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

International collaboration to create new cancer models to accelerate research

An international project to develop a large, globally accessible, bank of new cancer cell culture models for the research community launches today.

Junk food advertising is too tempting for children

Children describe junk food advertising as ‘tempting’ and ‘addictive’, and say they could ‘lick the screen’, according to a new report.

New smartphone app shows how cancer treatments work

Cancer Research UK scientists have launched a new app, Tumour Takedown, for smartphones and tablets that shows how some cancer treatments work.