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

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7 in 10 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study suggests

New figures suggesting how many people go on to become daily smokers after trying a cigarette showcase the need to prevent tobacco experimentation.

Tesco unveils new partnership to deliver Little Helps for healthier living

Three of the UK’s leading health charities have today come together with the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the nation’s biggest health challenges.

New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

‘My Alcohol Tracker’: could Amazon’s Alexa help you cut down on your drinking?

For Alcohol Awareness Week we've launched a tracker for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to see if voice technology can help people live healthier lives.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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.

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