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

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New research shows how alcohol damages DNA and increases cancer risk

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer.

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.

New Year’s Honours 2018: Professor Caroline Dive, CBE, and her career in lung cancer research

Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year's New Year's Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.

Cancer Research UK experts recognised in New Year Honours

Professor Caroline Dive and Professor Margaret Frame have been recognised for their services to cancer research in the New Year honours list.

News digest – diagnosis delays, cervical cancer deaths, ‘what is cancer?’, and… mobile phones?

Our top stories this week include evidence of delays to cancer diagnosis, as well as the most googled health question of the year.

Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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.

Electronic cap treatment improves brain tumour survival

Applying low frequency electric fields to the scalp of people with an aggressive type of brain tumour improves survival, according to a clinical trial.

Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

News digest – health warning on cigarettes, nanoparticles, ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco and…. artificial intelligence?

This week’s news features health warning on cigarettes and long-term results from a trial testing engineered immune cells in aggressive lymphoma.

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