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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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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

We don't always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

Survey finds widespread ignorance of asbestos, cancer link

A new survey has revealed widespread ignorance of the health risks posed by asbestos, with under a third of tradespeople recognising that it can cause cancer.

Experimental vaccine shows early promise against mesothelioma

A vaccine against mesothelioma, a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos, has shown early promise in its first clinical trial.

DIYers urged to be asbestos aware

A new survey has highlighted the need for Britons to improve their awareness of asbestos.

Asbestos cancer toll will not peak until 2015

Almost 200,000 people in the UK could still get asbestos-related cancers from exposure in the 60s and 70s, according to experts.

HSE raises asbestos awareness

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign this week to raise awareness of the risks of exposure to asbestos.

'Baby boom' carpenters at greatest risk of developing asbestos related cancer

One in 17 British carpenters born in the 1940s will die of mesothelioma - a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos - according to new research* published in...

Mesothelioma deaths to peak by 2015

Deaths from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung cancer, will peak within ten years in the UK and then fall to a much lower level, according to new figures published in...

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