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

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News digest – barriers to seeing the GP, soaring annual cancer cases, further worrying obesity findings, taxing sugary drinks and… turkeys?

Annual cancer cases are rising in the UK; new barriers to seeing the GP identified; encouraging results from immunotherapy trials; taxing sugary drinks, and could gobbling...

Why has science seemingly changed its mind on night shifts and breast cancer?

New research has a possible answer to a long-standing question over whether working night shifts increases the risk of breast cancer.

News digest – Nobel Prize week, night shifts and breast cancer risk, keeping tumour cells asleep, gut microbes and… invisibility cloaks?

Nobel Prize week, night shifts and breast cancer risk, keeping tumour cells asleep, gut microbes and… invisibility cloaks?

Nobel Prize 2016: What Ohsumi’s discovery of cellular ‘self-eating’ means for cancer

We take a look at how the work of 2016 Nobel Prize winner, Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, relates to cancer.

News digest – Spotting bowel cancer earlier, waiting time targets missed, deodorants, tattoos and… cellbots?

For one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation, there may have been an opportunity to spot their disease sooner. Our press release has the...

Cancer survival improves in England

Cancer survival has steadily climbed over the last seven years, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Spotting the earliest signs of oesophageal cancer with a fluorescence-detecting camera

Our scientists in Cambridge have developed a specialised camera that could help detect precancerous changes that may develop into oesophageal cancer.

3 reasons why the Government’s children’s obesity plan will fail children

The long-awaited government childhood obesity plan falls short of what is needed to tackle the worrying rates of childhood obesity. We explain why.

News Digest – the Crick, smoking and…….dogs?

On Monday, Macmillan released figures showing that more than 170,000 people who were diagnosed with cancer in the 70s and 80s are still alive today. It was widely covered...

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