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Dame Sally Davies: ‘We can make research a statement, not a question’

Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s Chief Medical Officer. This is her reaction to our new report, published this morning, exploring how the NHS supports health...

Worried about sunscreen? The 3 key ways to avoid sunburn this summer

A version of this post originally appeared on the Which? Conversation blog – reproduced with permission.

Bin men may have been surprised by the number of half-used...

When defences attack: the hidden cause of cancer hiding in our cells

Last month, we wrote about Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Francis Crick Institute, whose research is tracing the origins of the genetic diversity within...

New ovarian cancer blood test is promising – but screening still a way off

As we reported on our news feed this morning (and was widely covered elsewhere – with some predictably OTT headlines), UK researchers have developed a new, improved method...

Health apps: a note of caution

There’s a running joke that if you check your symptoms on the Internet, it will probably diagnose you with cancer.

But there seems to be a growing trend that we are...

Another one of those ‘simple blood tests’ you’re always reading about

Headlines today are heralding a new “simple blood test”, claiming it can accurately predict if a woman will develop breast cancer in the future. This sounds amazing.


Fighting FIT – Scotland’s pioneering change to its bowel screening programme

We look at an announcement by the Scottish Government to improve the way they carry out bowel screening

The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey – a patient writes…

A personal take on the findings of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey from Richard Stephens, who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma 15 years ago.

Why are cancer rates increasing?

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done.

Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

What causes cancer – and what can be done to prevent it – is one of the biggest questions in research – and although we’ve come a long way to answering it, there’s always...