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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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Defiant men and women stand up to cancer and bare their scars in raw photo series

Sixteen men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer have taken part in a photoshoot for Stand Up To Cancer, giving an unfiltered look at the disease.

UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries

Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries.

Cancer Research UK and Hummingbird Bioscience join forces to advance novel antibody drug into clinical trials

Cancer Research UK and Hummingbird Bioscience announce a partnership to develop anti-HER3 antibody drug for the treatment of people with HER3 driven cancer

Tumour liquefying microbubbles: UK’s first convergence science centre officially launches

Using ultrasound technology to liquefy cancer cells is just one of the projects at the new £13 million Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre.

Almost half of people diagnosed with cancer find it hard to ask for help, as many fear being pitied

According to new research published by Race for Life today, nearly half (47%) of people diagnosed with cancer said they found it hard to ask for help.

Special offers fuel obese shoppers

Shoppers whose supermarket trolleys are stacked with food and drink offered on special promotions have more than a 50% increased chance of being obese.

Cancer doctor shortage ‘will impact patients’, says Royal College

A shortage of cancer doctors in the NHS is likely to impact patients, according to a new report.

Cancer death rate higher for patients with mental health history

Cancer patients who have been hospitalised for mental health problems prior to their cancer diagnosis were more likely to die from their cancer

Drug Prices Based On Success Could Speed Up Cancer Patients' Treatment

Paying for cancer drugs based on how well they work in practice could help patients get new treatments faster, according to a Cancer Research UK report.

E-cigarettes almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapies for quitting smoking, says trial

A UK trial found that e-cigarettes were almost twice as effective for quitting smoking as other nicotine replacement treatments.