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

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

News digest – smoking rates falling, aspirin risks, breast cancer drug U-turn and… ‘tanning drugs’?

Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's our weekly news...

News digest – Improving prostate cancer survival, a life-extending app, yoga and… a tribute to Professor Patrick Johnston.

Improving prostate cancer survival, a life-extending app, yoga and our tribute to the remarkable Professor Patrick Johnston. Here’s our weekly news report.

Combining immunotherapies could benefit some aggressive breast cancers

Using two immunotherapy drugs together could help treat some patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer, according to an Australian study.

‘Once in a career feeling’ as trial shows offering prostate cancer drug earlier improves survival

We take a look at results from the STAMPEDE clinical trial, which is researching how to improve treatment for men with prostate cancer.

News digest – new smoking regulations, booze warnings, belly fat and… chug some coffee?

Plain packs are here, booze warnings, proton beam therapy, belly fat and... could drinking coffee help stave off cancer? Here's our weekly news digest.

Introducing our Science Surgery series

Our new series, Science Surgery, gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about cancer science and research.

Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines - but what does the evidence say?

News digest – a new idea to tackle brain tumours, 3D printed ovaries, sunscreen and… breast milk?

An idea to use the Zika virus to tackle brain tumours, 3D printed ovaries, sunscreen and… is breast milk the next ‘cancer cure’? Here’s our weekly news digest.

From finding cancers’ paper trail to harnessing the power of the Zika virus – our latest Pioneer Awards

Find out about the pioneering ideas our researchers are putting to the test, from harnessing the power of the Zika virus to finding cancer’s paper trail.

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