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

Cancer In The News

Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

NCRI 2017: How knowing tumours inside and out is boosting progress

In our round-up of this year's NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that's helping scientists get to know cancer better.

Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

‘Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?’ How an Amazon Echo can now read you the latest cancer news

If you have an Amazon Alexa-compatible device you can now ask Alexa to read the headlines from the four most recent articles on our Science blog.

News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

New markers could identify patients most at risk of brain damage from CAR T cell immunotherapy

New research suggests injury to the cells that line blood vessels could be behind severe side effects that some patients have after CAR T cell therapy.

News digest – cancer drugs on trial, robotic surgery, obesity and… cool Nobel Prize science?

This week’s news featured worrying obesity and cancer trends in the US and a call for more robust evidence to back up cancer drugs’ effectiveness. Read the digest for more...

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