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

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'Protective' breast cancer gene may lead to new treatments

Scientists looking for new breast cancer genes have discovered a genetic variant that appears to slightly reduce the risk of breast cancer among the women who inherit it...

Scottish cancer cases to rise "50%"

A report has predicted that the annual number of new cancer cases in Scotland will rise 50 per cent by 2015 compared to figures in the late 1990's.

Deprived communities face higher risk of cervical cancer

Women living in England's more deprived areas have a higher chance of developing cervical cancer and of dying from the disease, a study has confirmed.

Scientists discover cause of rare skin cancer that heals itself

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered the gene behind a rare skin cancer which grows rapidly for a few weeks before healing spontaneously, according to research...

'Breast cancer' gene linked to prostate cancer

Research from Poland has suggested that the CHEK2 gene, which is associated with breast cancer, may also double the risk of prostate cancer in men who inherit a faulty...

New research aids understanding of aggressive brain tumours

Research looking at how different genes are turned on and off in cancer cells is providing new insights in our understanding of brain tumours.

Controlling cancer's life/death choice

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how some cancer cells choose to live and others die following anti-cancer treatment, unveiling their findings in the...

Online cancer chat with a safety net

Cancer Research UK today launches an online chat forum for cancer patients to swap stories and share experiences on how to cope with such a devastating disease.

Cauliflower and broccoli boost cancer protection

Naturally occurring chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage can enhance DNA repair in cells, which may stop them becoming cancerous

Vanity taking its toll on women's long-term health

Fashion trends and concerns about appearance could be having a detrimental effect on the health and fitness of our nation's women according to a new survey commissioned by...