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

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Tamzin Outhwaite makes today count for cancer charity

Tamzin Outhwaite has lent her support to the Make Today Count campaign for Cancer Research UK. The campaign will run on 2008's extra day, 29th February. It asks for people...

Test selects the 60 per cent of women with inherited ovarian cancer who could benefit from 'smart' drug

Scientists have developed a new test to select which patients with ovarian cancer will benefit from new drugs called PARP inhibitors, according to research presented at...

Cancer Research UK calls for urgent action over radiotherapy waits

Waiting lists for radiotherapy are stretching to over a month for more than of all patients, the Royal College of Radiologists has revealed.

Call for death registries to record whether person was a smoker

Leading health researchers are calling for official death registries in all countries to record whether a person who has died was a smoker.

Vitamin D helps improve survival from bowel and skin cancer

New research shows higher levels of vitamin D may help improve survival for both bowel and skin cancer patients*.

Cells use allergic response to protect against cancer-causing damage

Cancer Research UK scientists have found that the body's surveillance for cancer causing damage and its response to allergies share a common pathway, according to research...

Smoking ban to be launched July 1st

All enclosed public spaces in England will go smokefree on July 1st 2007, the government has announced.

Protein regulates tumour cell growth in multiple myeloma

A protein known to be linked to inflammation may play an important role in the progression of some human cancers, scientists have revealed.

New hope for ways to overcome drug resistance in lung cancer

New hope for ways to overcome drug resistance in lung cancer

Cancer Research UK cautious over low cholesterol, cancer link

Cancer Research UK has played down reports of a link between low cholesterol levels and an increased risk of cancer.