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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.


Stop smoking services may boost mental health of people with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research.

The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

Four key ways to improve cancer patient care in Wales

Yesterday we published our report looking in detail at the challenges Wales faces. Here’s what we found and our recommendations for how the government can make...

Cancer care in England and Scotland – what do patients really think?

We take a detailed look at the findings of the recent Cancer Patient Experience Surveys, which ran in England and Scotland.

The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

As part of a number of articles looking at end of life, and with renewed focus on the issue including through the recent Independent Taskforce report and updated NICE...

Guest post: Are older cancer patients missing out on surgery?

John Butler is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here, he gives us his thoughts on new data on surgery in the NHS

As a surgeon I see...

Older cancer patients missing out on surgery

Older people are less likely to have cancer surgery compared to younger people according to new data published today.

Cancer survival improving in deprived areas

Cancer survival is improving in the most deprived areas of England, according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics.

Rich 50 per cent more likely to take part in bowel screening

Affluent people are 50 per cent more likely to take part in bowel cancer screening than their deprived counterparts, according to a study published in the British Journal...

Early sexual encounters linked to increased risk of cervical cancer among deprived women

One of the reasons why cervical cancer is more common among poorer women could be because they start having sex at a younger age than more affluent women, scientists have...