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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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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We're announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Read our final roundup from this year's NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

Tumour cells in blood samples could predict prostate cancer spread

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease.

Molecule released by corrupted healthy cells could make pancreatic tumours more aggressive

Scientists have revealed an interaction between pancreatic cancer cells and their environment, which could lead to a new way of predicting patient outlook.

Strengthening the foundations for early detection

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

How imaging could help personalise breast cancer treatment

Advanced imaging technology is helping our scientists understand how key molecules fuel the growth of breast cancer cells.

#RightNow diary: from heat maps to motorcycle zen

Garry, a radio producer, is travelling the country to meet patients, researchers and survivors to share what’s happening in their lives right now.

ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here's our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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