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

Worrying gaps in people’s awareness of alcohol and cancer

We explore a new study looking at public awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer.

No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

Our new report makes some worrying predictions about how smoking will continue to affect the nation's health - but there could be a solution.

‘I’m so upset that Stop Smoking Services are being closed down’ – Nicky’s story

Nicky, one of our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, shares her own personal story about why she is supporting our Big Tobacco Cough Up campaign.

Air pollution, health and cancer – a new report calls for action

A new expert report looks at the health toll of air pollution, and how to lower it

Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

We look at the evidence on childhood obesity and cancer, uncovering a potential direct link between obesity in childhood and raised cancer risk in adults.

How does alcohol cause cancer?

We explore the science behind how alcohol affects and damages our cells, and how this can cause the cells in our bodies to develop into cancer.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

New alcohol guidelines to help cut cancer risk

We take a detailed look at today's new Government guidance on alcohol consumption, and how it relates to cancer risk

The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

We've enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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