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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. 

Non Melanoma Skin Cancer

'Detox' immune cells linked to skin cancer development

A study funded by Cancer Research UK has provided a surprising insight into the development of a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, or SCC.

New drug is 'greatest advance' for basal cell skin cancer

A new drug is effective against advanced forms of the most common type of skin cancer, according to US research.

'Tougher actions' needed to reduce deadly toll of sunbeds

Every year, sunbeds cause more than one in twenty cases of the most deadly type of skin cancer in Europe, French and Italian research has revealed.

Hollyoaks star bares all under the spotlight to highlight dangers of sunbeds

Soap Star Gemma Merna has got up-close-and-personal with her skin to highlight the dangers of sunbeds for Cancer Research UKїs SunSmart campaign.

Scientists uncover virus's role in skin cancer

Researchers are a step closer to understanding how the HPV virus1 might play a role in the development of some cases of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).

Non-melanoma skin cancer linked with increased risk for other cancers

People who have previously had non-melanoma skin cancer appear to face a higher risk of other cancers, US scientists have found.

New technology adds weight to viral cancer link

New research from the US has provided more evidence that certain strains of Human papillomavirus (HPV) may be linked to a form of non-melanoma skin cancer.

"Light bandage" to treat skin cancer say researchers

Scottish researchers have developed a new light-emitting device, similar to a common sticking plaster, which could be used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer.

NICE updates skin cancer guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has updated its recommendations on the diagnosis and of 'low risk' basal cell carcinomas.

Teenagers get sunburnt on purpose

More than a quarter of teenagers will get sunburnt on purpose this summer in the belief that they will ultimately get a suntan, a survey has found.