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

3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Despite today's headlines, there's no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

Takeaways and ready meals hit 100 million a week

New figures reveal that at least 79 million ready meals and 22 million fast-food and takeaway meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK.

World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this...

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We're announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

There's no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

We all make New Year's resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

The sugar tax: a sweet stocking filler?

The Government has published its draft legislation for the sugar tax.

Pancreatic cancer and diabetes – a cellular case of chicken and egg

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked, but how?

10 things you might not know about alcohol and cancer

For alcohol awareness week we're tackling some of the most frequently asked questions about alcohol and cancer.

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