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


Contact allergies 'may be associated with reduced risk of some cancers'

People with contact allergies to common metals and chemicals may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, according to a study by scientists.

New drug approved for advanced non-melanoma skin cancer

Patients with a form of skin cancer that's spread or come back after treatment could benefit from a new drug that has been approved for use in the UK.

Scientists uncover reason for second cancers after targeted melanoma treatment

An international study has uncovered how secondary skin cancers sometimes develop in malignant melanoma patients who are treated with an experimental drug.

NICE issues new guidance on preventing skin cancer

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has new guidelines to help the NHS, local authorities and other organisations in their work.

'Detox' immune cells linked to skin cancer development

A study funded by Cancer Research UK has provided a surprising insight into the development of a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, or SCC.

New drug is 'greatest advance' for basal cell skin cancer

A new drug is effective against advanced forms of the most common type of skin cancer, according to US research.

'Tougher actions' needed to reduce deadly toll of sunbeds

Every year, sunbeds cause more than one in twenty cases of the most deadly type of skin cancer in Europe, French and Italian research has revealed.

Hollyoaks star bares all under the spotlight to highlight dangers of sunbeds

Soap Star Gemma Merna has got up-close-and-personal with her skin to highlight the dangers of sunbeds for Cancer Research UKїs SunSmart campaign.

Scientists uncover virus's role in skin cancer

Researchers are a step closer to understanding how the HPV virus1 might play a role in the development of some cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).

Non-melanoma skin cancer linked with increased risk for other cancers

People who have previously had non-melanoma skin cancer appear to face a higher risk of other cancers, US scientists have found.