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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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3 reasons why the Government’s children’s obesity plan will fail children

The long-awaited government childhood obesity plan falls short of what is needed to tackle the worrying rates of childhood obesity. We explain why.

To help prevent childhood obesity we need action on TV junk food advertising

Despite the rules to protect children from junk food marketing, children are still far too easily exposed to these ads on TV.

World No Tobacco Day 2016: how plain packs are helping Australia’s record-low smoking rates

This World No Tobacco Day, Kylie Lindorff, from the Cancer Council Victoria, tells us about the impact plain cigarette packs are having in Australia.

From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

10 common questions about e-cigarettes answered

We have the answers to 10 top questions about e-cigarettes, ranging from whether they're safe to if they can help people stop smoking.

Peter Andre hits the road to help beat cancer

Peter Andre visited nurses aboard the London Cancer Awareness Roadshow, to see the vital work funded by Cancer Research UK’s Peter Andre Fund.

Reducing the harm of tobacco, could e-cigarettes be part of the solution?

We look at a new report that outlines the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.

30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

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