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'Vigorous activity' may protect against breast cancer

Breast cancer is less common amongst postmenopausal women who carry out 'vigorous' exercise, US research suggests.

Forma therapeutics and Cancer Research Technology to discover cancer drugs targeting deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBS)

Forma Therapeutics and Cancer Research Technology, Ltd. (CRT), the commercialisation company of Cancer Research UK, announced today a bold research initiative to discover...

Scientists closer to identifying prostate cancer genes

Scientists have made significant steps towards identifying potential new genes involved in prostate cancer.

UK cancer research 'punching above its weight'

UK cancer research is helping to deliver significant clinical improvements for cancer patients, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer* today (...

Depression and anxiety affects one in two breast cancer patients

Almost half of all women with early breast cancer experience depression or anxiety in their first year after diagnosis, reveals a study published in todayїs (Saturday)...

Blood test gives 'real-time' picture of cancer

A simple and cost-effective blood test could be used to monitor how a patient is responding to treatment and detect genetic faults in their cancer as they happen,...

Sedentary lifestyle linked to faster ageing

People who do plenty of exercise appear to be biologically younger than those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, researchers have found.

Chemo after breast cancer surgery cuts deaths by one-third

Women with breast cancer who were given chemotherapy following surgery fared better than women who were given no chemotherapy, according to a large University of Oxford...

Choose a cracker of a gift this Christmas, with Send and Give from Cancer Research UK

Christmas may come just once a year, but if you are looking for gift ideas that will make an impact long after the decorations have come down, why not give one of Cancer...

Modified cold virus kills cancer cells

The cold virus could be exploited to treat cancer, researchers from Birmingham University have said.