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

Preventing Cancer

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.

Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Grand ChallengeIt’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We often talk of more than 4 in 10 cancers being...

News digest – immunotherapies showing promise, breast cancer drug approved for Scotland, childhood cancer rates, and… killer sofas?

Immunotherapies are showing promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to be vaccinated against HPV, and... what's killer about sofas? Find out in the news digest....

3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Despite today's headlines, there's no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

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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