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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK's children’s obesity epidemic.

News digest – NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and… at-home genetic tests?

NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here's our weekly news digest.

The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

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.

Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick's question.

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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