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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. 

Bowel Colorectal Cancer

Rare bowel cancer treatment combo gets initial no for NHS use in England  

A drug combination for people with a rare type of bowel cancer has received an initial rejection from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Cancer research UK and AstraZeneca’s new antibody maturation technique yields high-affinity Arginase 2 antibody

Researchers in Cambridge have pioneered the development of an innovative affinity maturation technique to generate high-affinity antibody against Arginase 2.

Tracing the toxic fingerprint of a bacterium in our gut 

Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

Genetic 'fingerprints' implicate gut bacterium in bowel cancer

Grand Challenge researchers have found that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

New technique allows scientists to 'listen in' on cancer cells

Scientists have a developed a new technique to decipher how millions of cells are communicating with each other in miniature tumours grown in the lab.

Poo tests: looking for cancer clues in poo

Poo is an important source of clues when it comes to detecting bowel cancer early. We chat to some of our researchers who are using poo to understand more about what's...

Scientists in Wales awarded £514k to develop new bowel cancer test

Scientists in Wales have received £514,000 from Cancer Research UK to develop a new test using Salmonella which aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage.

Daily aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in people with Lynch syndrome, says NICE

Taking a daily aspirin for more than two years could reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, according to new draft guidance from NICE.

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what's behind the increase?

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