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

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New IVF embryo screening method developed

A new method of embryo screening promises to give prospective parents using IVF a greater ability to screen for hereditary diseases, including some forms of cancer.

Oxford scientist bolsters sex hormone link to breast cancer

Increased levels of sex hormones in urine, often a result of obesity, warn of a heightened risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in the British Journal of...

Study confirms long term benefits of tamoxifen

Taking tamoxifen for 10 rather than five years halves the risk of women dying from the most common kind of breast cancer.

Study finds no link between acrylamide and breast cancer

A large study involving 100,000 women has found no evidence to suggest that the compound acrylamide - found in a range of common foods - causes breast cancer.

Study suggests girls need cervical screen reminder following HPV vaccination

A Cancer Research UK-funded study, has found that many girls do not understand the importance of attending cervical screening after they have had HPV

Government launches bowel cancer campaign

The Government has today launched a new campaign to help people spot the warning signs of bowel cancer.

Parents need to set example by eating more fruit and veg

MORE than a third of children under six fail to eat fruit and vegetables on a daily basis according to a new report1 by Cancer Research UK.

Guardian of the genome discoverer wins Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement prize

Professor Sir David Lane is the recipient of this year’s Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Prize.

NICE to reconsider Alimta ruling

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has said it is to reconsider its decision that a drug for asbestos-related lung cancer should not be...

Schools fail to protect pupils from the sun

Three quarters of Britain's primary and nursery schools fail to have a specific policy to protect children from sunburn which could make them more vulnerable to skin...