Cancer news

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. 

Policy

The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we’re taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epidemic.

This is the end of tobacco advertising

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

General Election 2017: 4 things we want political parties to focus on

We look at the most important areas that parties need to focus on to tackle cancer ahead of the General Election.

Recommendations set out for food industry to reduce sugar

New voluntary guidelines have been released to help reduce the amount of sugar in foods eaten by children by 2020.

Budget 2017: Investment in social care and training young scientists

Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.

GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Our new report looks at what GPs know about offering tamoxifen and aspirin to lower the risk of, or prevent, certain cancers.

Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

7 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2016

We pick out 7 top stories from the world of cancer policy and politics that defined 2016.

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