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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. 

Cancer In The News

Predicting lung cancer’s return at surgery

New lung cancer research shows that detecting potential tumour cells leaving the vein in the lung at surgery may predict the diseases return.

Artificial intelligence labs, immigration and NHS funding: what do the latest Government announcements mean for cancer?

The new Government have made several announcements about science and the NHS, including a new Artificial Intelligence lab. But what does it mean for cancer?

Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

News digest – HPV vaccine, prostate cancer urine test, IVF breast cancer risk and baby food

In the news this week: an experimental urine test detects aggressive prostate cancer and cancer patients in Scotland are waiting even longer for treatment.

NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

News digest – NHS waiting times, prostate cancer scans, drug decisions and gut bacteria

In the news this week: NHS waiting times for cancer treatment ‘continue to spiral downwards’.

ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

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?

Cigarettes and alcohol: should we be communicating cancer risk in terms of cigarettes smoked?

Research today asked: ‘How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ But how these stats might now affect the way people view drinking remains to be seen.

Headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details

Hot drinks have hit headlines today, with new research sparking claims that hot tea ‘doubles the risk of oesophageal cancer’. But how hot is hot? And are the headlines...

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