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

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Cancer Research UK announces winners of 2016 prizes

Dr Jo Waller is the first recipient of the Cancer Research UK Jane Wardle Prevention and Early Diagnosis Prize.

Cancer Research UK joins forces with Wellcome Trust, Syncona and BACIT to create life sciences champion

Cancer Research UK is delighted to announce that it is aligning with the Wellcome Trust, Syncona and BACIT

Understanding cancer worries could break down barriers to seeking help

Recognising the reasons people worry about a potential cancer diagnosis could help ease concern and encourage people with possible symptoms to see their GP.

Researchers deploy viruses to improve cancer treatments

STAND UP TO CANCER-funded researchers are using viruses to ramp up the effectiveness of a range of cancer treatments – including immunotherapy and radiotherapy.

Annual UK cancer cases set to soar to half a million in less than 20 years

Five hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK by 2035 if trends continue, according to a Cancer Research UK study.

Roadmap to get new cancer scans into clinic

A team of international scientists has outlined key recommendations for a global standard for scanning biomarkers in cancer.

Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP

Forty per cent of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP.

1.7 million children started secondary school overweight or obese in last decade

During the last decade, 1,655,000 children have started secondary school overweight or obese in England.

Immune-boosting gut microbes can help chemotherapy drugs

Certain microbes in the gut can help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study.

Ratings published for local cancer services

New ratings published by NHS England show how different areas of the country are handling the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.