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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. 

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New role for DNA unraveler in preventing brain tumours and other cancers

A molecule originally implicated in DNA repair may also be a crucial factor in preventing tumours such as medulloblastoma, a type of childhood brain tumour.

Think tank: NHS needs new approach to tackle unhealthy lifestyles

The NHS needs to be more innovative in its approach to tackling obesity and tobacco-related illnesses, a leading think tank has claimed.

Report looks at access to cancer drugs in Europe

A new report into the availability of cancer drugs across Europe has revealed that patients still face unequal access depending on where they live.

Cancer Research UK plans to double its research activities

Cancer Research UK has appointed Professor David Critchley as the charityїs Executive Director of Science. Prof Critchley will be responsible for driving forward the...

Potential shown in breast cancer biomarker

SCIENTISTS have found a new biomarker that can predict the outcome of breast cancers that have spread to the lymph nodes, reveal findings published in the British Journal...

Cervical screening repeat rates falling

Improvements to cervical screening have reduced the number of women who need to return for a second test, a government report has found.

HRT study provides more evidence of bowel cancer risk reduction

Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found have found more evidence that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may reduce a woman's risk of bowel...

EU tobacco directive 'close to stalling'

EU-wide plans to further regulate tobacco are under threat, according to a commentary in the medical journal The Lancet.

The Ј50M Pioneer Fund announces first investment to develop cancer drugs

The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund CPF today has made its first investment in a collaboration with the Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit at The...

Cancer Research Technology and AstraZeneca expand successful multi-project cancer metabolism alliance

Cancer Research Technology and AstraZeneca expand successful multi-project cancer metabolism alliance