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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. 


Call for NHS staff investment as cancer cases rise

The number of new cases of cancer in England is continuing to rise, according to new figures.

Melanoma diagnoses hit 10,000 a year for over 55s

For the first time in the UK, more than 10,000* people aged 55 and over were diagnosed with malignant melanoma in a single year.

Obesity behind big rise in womb cancer

Rising levels of obesity among UK women have helped fuel a 54 per cent increase in womb cancer rates over the last two decades, according to new statistics.

UK cancer cases soar to 352,000 each year

More than 352,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year – a 12 per cent increase in the rate since the mid-nineties.

'Western lifestyle’ may play role in higher bowel cancer rates

A large international study has revealed a clear link between bowel cancer rates and a country’s level of economic development.

Mouth cancer now the tenth most common cancer in men

Oral cancer is now the tenth most common cancer in men according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.