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

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News digest – new smoking regulations, booze warnings, belly fat and… chug some coffee?

Plain packs are here, booze warnings, proton beam therapy, belly fat and... could drinking coffee help stave off cancer? Here's our weekly news digest.

Introducing our Science Surgery series

Our new series, Science Surgery, gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about cancer science and research.

Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick's question.

Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines - but what does the evidence say?

Majority of time-pressed Brits walk less than a mile a day

Stagnant Brits struggle to walk more than a mile a day according to new research from Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer campaign published today.

Possible link between platelets and cancer risk, though further work needed

A possible link between cancer and the levels of a component of blood, called platelets, should be investigated further, according to a new study.

Preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatment

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Grand ChallengeEvery year, around 6,300 women in the UK are told they have a condition called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In...

Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI).

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 4

We speak to Jane Hair, a biobanker involved in the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 3

We speak to Amanda Watson, research nurse on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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