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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. 


Breast cancer death rate down 10% in just five years

Breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10% in five years, according to the latest analysis released by Cancer Research UK ahead of World Cancer Day.

Bowel cancer deaths drop by a third in 20 years

The rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years.

Cancer number one cause of death in England and Wales

Cancer accounted for over a quarter (28%) of all registered deaths in 2015, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

Cancer death rates fall by almost 10 per cent in 10 years

Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by nearly 10 per cent over 10 years according to the latest analysis released on World Cancer Day.

Children’s cancer death rates drop by a quarter in 10 years

The rate of children dying from cancer has dropped by 24 per cent in the last decade

Bowel cancer death rate falling faster in the UK than in most other EU countries

The UK’s bowel cancer mortality rate is falling faster than most other European countries, according to a new study.