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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. 

Children

Different challenges, same determination: how we’re tackling children’s and young people’s cancers.

Through our new research strategy, we're determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.

Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

Almost a third of clothes 'hanging around' unworn in UK wardrobes

The survey, conducted by Censuswide, marks the return of TK Maxx's 'Give Up Clothes For Good' campaign.

Santa makes an off-duty summer appearance to surprise children with cancer

Ollie, Connor & Kyna attended the Cancer Research UK kids & teens star awards party after missing out on Christmas due to treatment.

Three cancer drugs cleared for NHS funding in Scotland

Three cancer drugs have been approved for patients on the NHS in Scotland, including a drug for some patients with advanced liver cancer.

Nutcracker Christmas dream comes true for young cancer survivor

11-year-old cancer survivor and aspiring ballerina, Charlie, had her dream come true when she danced with the ballerinas from The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘The fact that she’s been diagnosed twice makes the journey even longer’ – Alyssa’s story

Alyssa shares the story of her younger sister, Alayna, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in September 2012.

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘I’m so proud of what he’s done and how far he’s come’ – James’s story

James shares the story of his younger brother Max, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, in May 2003.

Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘It’s one of those moments when time kind of stands still’ – Meg and Beth’s story

Meg and Beth share the story of their younger sister Eve, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in July 2015.

Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

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