Cancer news

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

5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK's children’s obesity epidemic.

The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick's question.

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

Sun Awareness Week: 10 new sun safety myths debunked

For Sun Awareness Week we're tackling 10 persistent sun safety myths, and encouraging people to think about how they can stay safe in the sun.

Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Grand ChallengeIt’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We often talk of more than 4 in 10 cancers being...

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