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


NICE recommends minimum alcohol pricing

The government should introduce a minimum price for alcohol and consider an outright ban on alcohol advertising, NICE says.

Alcohol, smoking and breast cancer: the definitive answer

A woman's risk of breast cancer increases by six per cent for every extra alcoholic drink1 consumed on a daily basis, the world's largest study2 of women's smoking and...

Heavy drinking linked to increased cancer risk

Canadian scientists have provided more evidence of a link between alcohol consumption and an increased risk of cancer.

Cancer Research UK urges government to 'strengthen' alcohol commitment

Cancer Research UK has signed up to the Responsibility Deal announced by health secretary Andrew Lansley today (March 15th)

Booze causes at least 13,000 cancers a year in the UK

Alcohol causes at least 13,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK, according to a new report published in the British Medical Journal today (Friday)

Campaign warns of unseen health damage caused by alcohol misuse

A government-funded advertising campaign launching today, aims to raise awareness of the unseen health damage caused by regular alcohol misuse.

New insight into how alcohol is linked to breast and liver cancers

A US laboratory study has revealed how the breakdown of alcohol in human cells results in DNA damage that causes cell changes linked to cancer.

Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers

More than 100,000 cancers - equivalent to one third of all those diagnosed in the UK each year - are being caused by smoking, unhealthy diets, alcohol and excess weight,...

Drugs committee recommends 18 year minimum for cigarette sales

The government's drug advisory committee has recommended that the minimum age for tobacco sales should be raised to 18 and that alcohol advertising should be restricted....

IARC finds more cancers linked to tobacco and alcohol

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has updated its assessments of several cancer-causing substances and behaviours, which are published in the latest...