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

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Takeaways and ready meals hit 100 million a week

New figures reveal that at least 79 million ready meals and 22 million fast-food and takeaway meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK.

Science Snaps: fixing a cellular ‘antenna’

We find out about how cells can ignore messages that would otherwise control them.

Collection of celebrity short stories raises money for research into children’s cancers

To coincide with World Book Day, 2 March 2017, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is launching a collection of short stories and poems written by celebrities.

Nose swab detects tobacco damage linked to lung cancer in smokers

A sample of cells taken from the inside of the nose could be used to indicate the damage caused to cells in the lung by smoking.

Hitgen and Cancer Research UK’s Manchester Institute enter licence agreement in lung cancer

Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology and HitGen Ltd have entered into a licence agreement to develop a novel class of drugs in lung cancer.

News digest – ‘hibernating’ humans, 10 portions of fruit and veg, ‘hidden sugar’ and… rabbits?

The week started with headlines in the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Times and the Telegraph following claims by scientist at a US conference that ‘putting patients in to...

Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

A new early stage study sheds some light on how a molecule helps 'young' skin cells move, which could tell us more about skin cancer.

A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives.

World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done to prevent...

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