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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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App launched to help doctors assess risk of lung cancer in people with lung nodules

A new smartphone app has been launched to help guide doctors on the next steps for patients who have small masses of tissue in their lungs.

New research gives deeper understanding of why some breast cancers are hard to treat

Scientists have unearthed crucial new genetic information about how breast cancer develops and the genetic changes which can be linked to survival.

Pre-natal blood test study leads to ‘unexpected’ cancer diagnosis in three women

Researchers trying to improve a blood test used to spot foetal disorders have found unexpected signs of cancer in three pregnant women on their study.