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

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News digest – new drugs approved for lung cancer, wine glasses getting bigger, World No Tobacco Day and… cancer-causing shampoo?

New drugs approved for lung cancer, wine glasses getting bigger, World No Tobacco Day and… cancer-causing shampoo? Here's our weekly news digest.

One dose of radiotherapy relieves spinal cord compression in advanced cancer patients

Giving a single dose of radiotherapy to patients with cancer that has spread relieves spinal cord compression.

General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

Science Snaps: a fly on the wall of cancer research

We find out about what fruit flies have to teach us about how to fight cancer.

World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we’re taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epidemic.

Possible target for treating breast cancer that’s spread to brain found in mice

A molecule that could help tackle a certain type of breast cancer after it has spread to the brain has been identified in mice, according to a new study.

Report reveals benefits of EU-UK medical research partnerships

A new report reveals that partnerships between UK and EU medical researchers have increased the value of research, benefiting patients across Europe

News digest – new smoking regulations, booze warnings, belly fat and… chug some coffee?

Plain packs are here, booze warnings, proton beam therapy, belly fat and... could drinking coffee help stave off cancer? Here's our weekly news digest.

Introducing our Science Surgery series

Our new series, Science Surgery, gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about cancer science and research.

Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick's question.

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