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

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A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it's too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.

Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

7 in 10 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study suggests

New figures suggesting how many people go on to become daily smokers after trying a cigarette showcase the need to prevent tobacco experimentation.

New Year’s Honours 2018: Professor Caroline Dive, CBE, and her career in lung cancer research

Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year's New Year's Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.

2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

Science Surgery: ‘Does having had cancer make you more likely to develop it again?’

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we're tackling a question we were asked on second cancers.

NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

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