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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. 

Kidney Cancer

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

Recurring infections could lead to delayed bladder or kidney cancer diagnosis

Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

Immunotherapy combo not approved for advanced kidney cancer patients on the NHS

People with a certain type of advanced kidney cancer will not be able to have a combination of two immunotherapy drugs on the NHS in England.

Some people with advanced kidney cancer could avoid surgery

The targeted drug sunitinib is as effective alone as when it’s combined with surgery for some people with advanced kidney cancer.

'Killer' kidney cancers identified by studying their evolution

Scientists have discovered that kidney cancer follows distinct evolutionary paths, enabling them to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive.

Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

Obesity behind surge in kidney cancers

An estimated 20,000 kidney cancer cases have been caused by obesity over the last decade in England, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.

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