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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

Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

How exactly does obesity cause cancer? Three leading theories

‘Love handles’, ‘muffin top’, ‘beer belly’, ‘extra padding’, ‘cuddly bits’, ‘winter insulation’… We all have names for the squishy bits we keep meaning to lose – but apart...

Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

In early September, German car giants Volkswagen admitted they’d been covertly modifying their diesel-powered cars with so-called ‘defeat devices’, in an attempt to get...

Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Over the decades, our society has changed enormously – and with it our lifestyles. And because the rates of many types of cancer are linked to things we do...

Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

You’ve probably seen today’s headlines, about the fact that processed meat has been classified as a ‘definite’ cause of cancer. And red meat is a ‘probable’ cause.

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A tribute to Professor Jane Wardle

This week, we lost a dear friend, a colleague, a mentor, an intellect and an exceptionally talented researcher – Professor Jane Wardle, one of the UK’s leading health...

No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”.

This unfortunate statement flies in the face...

As seen on TV! Why reducing children’s exposure to junk food marketing is a good idea

Being overweight or obese is the biggest cause of cancer after smoking.

And with worryingly high levels of obesity in children, there’s a chance that weight could...

Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

One way to stop someone wanting something is to make it less appealing.

And that’s been the inspiration behind many of the current strategies and research to help...

Expert opinion – Constant craving: how can science help smokers to quit?

Ahead of a Science Museum Lates event on 30th September exploring the science of cravings, Professor Robert West from the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research...

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