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

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News digest – cancer survival, breast cancer drug, cancer jab trials, and… vaping

Vaping as well as cancer survival stats were in the news this week. We take a look behind the headlines in our roundup.

Breast cancer death rate down 10% in just five years

Breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10% in five years, according to the latest analysis released by Cancer Research UK ahead of World Cancer Day.

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS in England

A drug for certain types of breast cancer has been approved for the NHS in England.

NHS radiotherapy changes could see more patients having modern treatment

Some cancer patients are missing out on modern radiotherapy. A new NHS England plan could change that.

Cancer survival improving globally, but UK lagging behind

Cancer survival is increasing across the globe, according to a new study.

Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don't match the research.

Millennials shun face-to-face conversations for online chats

Millennials are shunning face-to-face conversations, preferring to chat online according to research.

News digest – Tessa Jowell, cervical screening ‘embarrassment’, modified flu virus and… monkey clones?

In this week's news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.

Call for NHS staff investment as cancer cases rise

The number of new cases of cancer in England is continuing to rise, according to new figures.

Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.