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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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Looking back over 50 years of Epstein-Barr virus

We look back over 50 years of the Epstein-Barr virus – the first human cancer virus – with some of the key researchers involved in its discovery.

Cancer Research UK launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) has launched a vaccine trial to treat some forms of cancer caused by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

Developing a vaccine for the Epstein-Barr Virus could prevent up to 200,000 cancers globally say experts

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent 200,000 new cancers worldwide per year.