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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. 

Melanoma

Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week

Working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week.

Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread

UK scientists have revealed a number of genes that could play a role in how cancer cells spread through the body.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Read our final roundup from this year's NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

Science Snaps: how knowing the shape of cancer cells could improve treatments

We step behind the microscope to look at research into shape-shifting cancer cells that's funded by Stand Up To Cancer.

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.

Combination immunotherapy treatment for melanoma given NHS approval

Melanoma patients in England and Wales are to become the first in Europe to benefit from a powerful combination of immunotherapy drugs.

12 sun safety myths debunked

We clear up 12 common myths around sun safety to help you keep your skin healthy and reduce your risk of serious damage.

Studies show continued promise for immunotherapy drugs

Several new immunotherapy drugs are continuing to show benefits across a range of cancer types, according to data presented at a US conference.

Gene editing technology could help engineer better cancer targeting immune cells

We explore how the latest gene editing technology could help our scientists engineer immune cells to precisely target and kill cancer cells.

Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that's tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

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