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

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Cancer Research UK increases war chest by 50 per cent to open new fronts to tackle cancers' challenges

Cancer Research UK aims to increase funding into research by over 50% during the next five to 10 years as part of its ambitious new research strategy.

Cancer Research UK teams up with Winton and others to help solve 'big data' challenges

Cancer Research UK is holding its first conference to address the ever increasing challenges of ‘big data’ 

Organic food doesn’t lower overall cancer risk

Women who always or mostly eat organic foods are no less likely to develop cancer than women who eat a more conventional diet.

Concern over tobacco packaging as kids say packs have more influence than celebrities

New Cancer Research UK figures show packaging influences kids more than celebs, boosting the argument for standardised tobacco packs.

New kind of scan finds cancer's sleeper cells

Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that lights up cancer’s sleeper cells, warning patients and doctors of a potential relapse

Global cancer death toll 50 per cent higher in men than women

Global cancer death rates are more than 50 per cent higher in men than women according to figures published today by Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK and The Royal Marsden collaborate to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier

GPs across England are set to benefit from a new partnership aimed at improving the early diagnosis of cancer.


Women say lack of confidence stops them getting to the top

Cancer Research UK survey reveals the barriers women face in their careers to launch the new ‘Women of Influence’ initiative.

International deal to screen potential cancer drugs using DNA 'barcodes'

A screening technology tags compounds with strands of DNA to assess prototype drugs for anti-cancer activity.

A third of a million people now diagnosed with cancer every year

The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year has hit more than 330,000 for the first time.