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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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Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Over the decades, our society has changed enormously – and with it our lifestyles. And because the rates of many types of cancer are linked to things we do...

Women are unaware of alcohol and obesity breast cancer risks

Most women questioned in a survey were unaware that drinking alcohol or being obese could increase their risk of developing breast cancer.

Mouth cancer now the tenth most common cancer in men

Oral cancer is now the tenth most common cancer in men according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.

Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Our researchers in Leicester have published the results of a new study showing that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and wine...

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is more

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses.

Why are cancer rates increasing?

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done.

Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

What causes cancer? It’s a simple question to ask, and – in so many ways – one of the hardest to answer.

And last week, as 2015 slowly got into gear and many of us...

600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Today we released new data highlighting what a real difference collective action on public health could make.

Lifestyle behind more than half a million cancers in five years

Nearly 600,000 cancers in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK.

Six popular hangover ‘cures’ debunked (plus one that works)

Pounding head? Woolly mouth? A dreadful feeling you might be sick (if you can just summon the energy to get to the bathroom…)

The after-effects of too much alcohol...

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