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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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Women are unaware of alcohol and obesity breast cancer risks

Most women questioned in a survey were unaware that drinking alcohol or being obese could increase their risk of developing breast cancer.

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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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Our researchers in Leicester have published the results of a new study showing that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and wine...

‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Sugar has been heavily sprinkled over the headlines this week. It’s an ever-present ingredient in kitchen cupboards, drinks and lunchboxes up and down the country. And the...

‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

About a decade ago – back in the dark ages before social media took off – various versions of an email started circulating.

Purporting to be a “Cancer Update from...

Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

It’s not news that our environment – from the air we breathe to the food we eat – impacts on our health, including our risk of cancer.

But while some of the links...

Why are cancer rates increasing?

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done.

Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

What causes cancer? It’s a simple question to ask, and – in so many ways – one of the hardest to answer.

And last week, as 2015 slowly got into gear and many of us...

600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Today we released new data highlighting what a real difference collective action on public health could make.

10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Summer is officially here and so too are summer holidays.

But keeping children healthy as well as entertained can be a daunting task. It’s often tempting to order...

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