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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. 


Scottish government proposes minimum alcohol price of 45p per unit

The Scottish government has confirmed that it plans to introduce a minimum price of 45p per unit of alcohol.

One or two drinks a day increase the risk of cancer in women

Women who regularly have one or two alcoholic drinks a day increase their risk of several cancers according to a new report from Cancer Research UK published today.

Drinking culture blamed for 'appalling' rise in alcohol-related cancers

There has been a significant increase in cancers which are linked to alcohol over the past ten years, according to figures requested by the Liberal Democrats.

Drinking alcohol 'may increase risk of some types of breast cancer'

A US study, has confirmed suggestions that certain types of breast cancer are more common among women who regularly drink alcohol.

Alcohol is linked to rise in mouth cancer cases but few are of danger

Alcohol is contributing to a steep rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK. But few people are aware that it is a risk factor for the disease, according to a new Cancer...

New study suggests alcohol promotes breast tumour growth

Scientists have discovered that breast tumours in mice given the equivalent of two alcoholic drinks per day grow twice as fast as tumours in mice given no alcohol.

Quantity not type of alcohol increases breast cancer risk

A large study has confirmed that the more alcohol a woman drinks, the greater her risk of breast cancer - regardless of the type of alcohol consumed.

Less booze not more veg is key to cut cancer risk

People should be warned that cancer is linked to obesity and alcohol, rather than urged to eat more fruit and vegetables to protect against the disease.

Government figures show extent of summer holiday drinking

New figures from the 'Know Your Limits' campaign show that many Britons drink excessive amounts of alcohol on their summer holidays.

Moderate drinking 'ups cancer risk'

Women who consume just three small alcoholic drinks a week face an increased risk of breast cancer, US researchers have warned.