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Obesity could overtake smoking as biggest preventable cause of cancer in women

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years’ time

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here's how we calculated them.

Science blog
Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘The fact that she’s been diagnosed twice makes the journey even longer’ – Alyssa’s story

Alyssa shares the story of her younger sister, Alayna, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in September 2012.

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Stoptober: Just 1 in 10 will be smokers in five years' time, says PHE

By 2023 only 1 in 10 adults in England will smoke, according to predictions from Public Health England.

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Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

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Liver cancer: UK’s fastest rising cause of cancer death to be tackled

A joint UK and European research project launches today to combat liver cancer, which is the fastest rising cause of cancer death in the UK.

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European cancer research gets £30 million vote of confidence

Cancer Research UK is partnering with two of Europe’s leading cancer research charities to fund six international projects worth a total of around £30

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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘I’m so proud of what he’s done and how far he’s come’ – James’s story

James shares the story of his younger brother Max, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, in May 2003.

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Engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for aggressive adult lymphoma on NHS in England

A cancer immunotherapy has been provisionally rejected as a treatment for some adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the NHS in England

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Drug combo for advanced skin cancer approved on NHS in England

Patients with a certain type of aggressive skin cancer will now have access to a combination of targeted drugs on the NHS in England.

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