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

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Exercise boosts smoking quit-rate says survey

A small study in Austria has suggested that smokers who regularly exercise while trying to quit might be more successful than sedentary smokers.

Scottish National Party pledge Ј30 million to improve cancer detection

Scotland's health secretary Nicola Sturgeon has revealed details of a new cancer detection strategy at the Scottish National Party's spring conference.

Studies shine light on genetics of childhood brain tumours

New studies have found genes linked to two types of aggressive childhood brain tumour, and could aid the development of effective treatments.

Spring into action and 'Relay for Life' with Cancer Research UK

This year, Cancer Research UK is bringing together thousands of people from across the country to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer and raise vital funds...

Smokescreen lifted on tobacco industry tactics

A new report published today (Thursday) reveals how tobacco companies worked to prevent the strengthening of European tobacco legislation such as improvements to tobacco...

Small study suggests vitamin D may lower PSA levels in some prostate cancer patients

Vitamin D supplements can lower PSA levels in some prostate cancer patients, according to a study soon to be published in the journal BJU International.

How to cope with side effects from pelvic radiotherapy

Cancer patients about to undergo pelvic radiotherapy or who have had the treatment and are experiencing some of the potentially worrying and embarrassing side effects, now...

MISSION Therapeutics, a new Cambridge-based spin-out company, secures Ј6m in Series A funding led by Sofinnova Partners

A team led by Professor Stephen Jackson together with Cancer Research Technology (Cancer Research UKїs commercial arm) and the University of Cambridge has today announced...

Study confirms link between inflammation and bowel and stomach cancer

New research has provided evidence for the long-suspected link between chronic inflammation of the intestine or stomach, and cancer.

Promising early results from drug trial for inherited ovarian cancer

A team of scientists, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, have found that a new type of drug could help women with an inherited form of ovarian cancer.