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The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

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News digest – dinosaur bone cancer, YouTube junk food ad ban and COVID-19 updates

Researchers have discovered evidence that a dinosaur from 77 million years ago may have had a form of bone cancer found today.

COVID-19: “We’ve got so much on our plates”

We caught up with two of our researchers about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and what the next few months looks like for them.

News digest – sponge on a string, junk food watershed, prostate cancer AI and mobile phones?

The UK Government has announced a new “landmark” obesity strategy that will aid our ambition to beat cancer.

A ‘sponge on a string’ test to detect oesophageal cancer earlier

Looking at the latest results from the BEST3 trial, analysing the ‘sponge-on-a-string' test to detect oesophageal cancer earlier.

Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route

Cancer Research UK, University of Southampton and Touchlight Genetics partner to develop head and neck cancer vaccine

Cancer Research UK, the University of Southampton and Touchlight Genetics, a London based biotechnology company announce a new clinical development partnership

One third of cancer patients say coronavirus has impacted their treatment

One in three cancer patients said their treatment was impacted by the effects of COVID-19 on the health system, according to survey results.

New obesity strategy is a ‘landmark day for the nation’s health’ and our ambition to beat cancer

The UK Government have launched a new obesity strategy with a raft of measures, including restricting junk food marketing on TV and online.

News digest – cancer blood test, gum disease and junk food ads

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can detect cancers in blood samples taken up to 4 years before diagnosis.

Science meets business with leadership coaching for our cancer research stars

Dr Amit Roshan explains how a leadership coaching programme offered by one of our warmest supporters has allowed him to take hone his leadership skills