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

Physical Activity

Lung cancer: Exercise risk reduction 'marginal' compared to quitting

A study of more than 36,000 women by researchers from the Universities of Minnesota and Pennsylvania found that a high level of physical activity in women who smoked...

Exercise cuts colon cancer risk by a quarter

ENGAGING in physical activity can reduce your chances of developing the most common kind of bowel cancer by a quarter, according to new research published in the British...

Nearly two thirds of adults do not meet physical activity guidelines

The majority of adults are not physically active enough, meaning that they face an increased risk of cancer and other serious illnesses, according to a new survey by the...

Exercise reduces risk of developing womb cancer

Women who exercise and keep active are around 30 per cent less likely to develop womb cancer than couch potatoes - according to a new study published in the British...

Government launches physical activity plan

The government has unveiled a new strategy to encourage people to do more exercise.

Vanity taking its toll on women's long-term health

Fashion trends and concerns about appearance could be having a detrimental effect on the health and fitness of our nation's women according to a new survey commissioned by...

Coffee and exercise 'no substitute' for proper sun protection

Cancer Research UK has played down reports of a link between caffeine, exercise and skin cancer protection, following the publication of new research in the Proceedings of...

Healthy lifestyles could prevent an estimated 80,000 cases of cancer each year

A report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) estimates that nearly 80,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK alone if people ate healthy diets,...

More Race for Life participants raising money online

There has been a 30% rise in the number of Race for Life participants setting up online pages, Cancer Research UK and JustGiving have revealed.

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer 'are the leading global killer'

Non-communicable diseases  are the leading cause of death around the world, the World Health Organisation has said.