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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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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

Learning about advanced cancer from the people who donate their bodies after death

We look at the research made possible by people who donate their bodies after their death, including helping scientists understand how advanced cancers spread.

News digest – artificial intelligence, e-cigarettes, cancer screening and animal ‘avatars’

In the news this week: a review into UK cancer screening highlights outdated NHS IT systems and scientists develop AI to detect early stage lung cancer.

News digest – bowel cancer rates, brain tumour ‘pink drink’, cigarette displays and chewing gum

In the news this week: bowel cancer rates in younger people is on the rise and fewer children smoke thanks to cigarette display bans in shops.

Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what's behind the increase?

Cancer drug approved for NHS use in England gives some multiple myeloma patients another option

A drug has been made available on the NHS in England for adults with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma who cannot receive standard treatment.

Breast cancer survivor reclaims her body with striking tattoo following a double mastectomy

Breast cancer survivor Wendy Dresner, 54, from Leeds, has had a tattoo inked across her mastectomy scars by David Beckham’s ‘angel’ tattooist, Louis Molloy.

Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

An immunotherapy for some patients with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some women with breast cancer have been approved for NHS Scotland.

Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests.

Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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