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


NICE updates skin cancer guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has updated its recommendations on the diagnosis and of 'low risk' basal cell carcinomas.

Teenagers get sunburnt on purpose

More than a quarter of teenagers will get sunburnt on purpose this summer in the belief that they will ultimately get a suntan, a survey has found.

Scientists uncover how cancer stem cells are regulated in common skin cancer

Belgian scientists have discovered that a molecule already targeted by several cancer therapies may play a crucial role in a common form of skin cancer.

Study links sunbeds to most common forms of skin cancer

As well as increasing the risk of melanoma skin cancer - the most serious form of the disease - sunbed users are also at increased risk of developing the much more common...

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.