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

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NHS 'Quit Kits' to contain nicotine patch vouchers

Smokers are to be offered free nicotine patches to help them give up in the new year, the government has revealed.

Fertility drugs do not raise ovarian cancer risk say Danish researchers

Danish scientists have found no evidence to suggest that fertility drugs increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer.

Prostate cancer NICE decision 'makes no sense'

Cancer Research UK is urging a solution to the impasse over the advanced prostate cancer drug abiraterone, which has been turned down by NICE.

Professor Ronald Laskey awarded a Royal Medal

Professor Ronald Laskey has been awarded a Royal Medal by the Royal Society, the UK's independent academy for science.

Cancer Research UK challenges teens to get podcasting

Cancer Research UK launches its first ever science podcast competition today (Wednesday), giving teenagers across the UK the chance to air their views about a range of hot...

Sporting Focus raises Ј80,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK

On Wednesday 31 May, at Christie's, a unique art and photography exhibition and auction celebrating the most famous moments and greatest heroes from sporting hisotry...

Survey highlights need for better sun education and protection

Nearly 40 per cent of school-age children in the UK have sustained sunburn while they were at school, a new survey by Skin Cancer UK has found.

Improved breast cancer awareness in older women could save lives

Survival rates for breast cancer in older women could be significantly improved by a simple awareness programme that promotes early presentation of the disease, according...

Cancer Research UK 'concerned' over pain-relief study

A Europe-wide study has found that medicines which could provide relief from cancer-related pain are being underused, with some patients suffering unnecessary levels of...

HPV screening more accurate than Pap test

A large Canadian study has revealed that testing women for cervical cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a more accurate method of detecting the...