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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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Less chemotherapy better for older or frail patients with advanced stomach and oesophageal cancers

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling some advanced cancers for elderly patients, according to results of a Cancer Research UK funded trial.

Clinician scientist training: ‘You’re trying to carve out your own path with few examples to follow’

Changing clinical research training could make this career path more flexible, and help retain female scientists. We speak to a researcher for their take.

£6 million fund to boost number of Scots doctors involved in cancer research

Overhaul of clinical training in Scotland to help retain women in the field.

News digest – NHS staff shortages, HPV vaccine in Rwanda, prostate cancer guidelines and sunscreen chemicals

In the news this week: Can the HPV vaccination help reduce cervical cancer in Rwanda? And shining a light on sunscreen.

Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That's the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

NICE lung cancer U-turn boosts NHS treatment options in England

A combination treatment for some patients with advanced lung cancer will soon be made available on the NHS in England.

Postmenopausal women who used to smoke 'at lower risk of bladder cancer' than smokers, says study

Stopping smoking leaves postmenopausal women at a lower risk of bladder cancer than those who continue to smoke, new research confirms.

Almost half of people diagnosed with cancer find it hard to ask for help, as many fear being pitied

According to new research published by Race for Life today, nearly half (47%) of people diagnosed with cancer said they found it hard to ask for help.

News digest – obesity research, HPV detection in urine, breast cancer treatment test and diet

In the news this week: a urine test for cervical cancer screening? And more insight into obesity in the UK.

Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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