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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. 

Causes Of Cancer

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?

Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests.

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...

Aspartame and artificial sweeteners – helping or hindering weight loss?

There's no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

Smokeless tobacco: 5 common questions about ‘heat not burn’ products answered 

We answer 5 common questions about heated tobacco products, from what's in them and if they're safe to whether they can help someone quit smoking.

Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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.

Mobile phones and cancer: misleading headlines fail to mention rats

US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats.

Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But, on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect, as this science surgery post explains.

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