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 public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

3 reasons why the Government’s children’s obesity plan will fail children

The long-awaited government childhood obesity plan falls short of what is needed to tackle the worrying rates of childhood obesity. We explain why.

Parliament Day 2016 Highlights

Tuesday 5 July was Cancer Research UK’s Parliament Day, and here’s what happened.

To help prevent childhood obesity we need action on TV junk food advertising

Despite the rules to protect children from junk food marketing, children are still far too easily exposed to these ads on TV.

From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

Reducing the harm of tobacco, could e-cigarettes be part of the solution?

We look at a new report that outlines the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.

Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

Worrying gaps in people’s awareness of alcohol and cancer

We explore a new study looking at public awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer.

The Budget 2016: a surprise sugar tax and (some) good news on tobacco

Read our reaction to the 2016 Budget, including a surprise sugar tax and some positive steps to tackle tobacco.

Scotland’s Cancer Strategy: an ambitious plan that’s good news for patients

We take a look at Scotland's new cancer plan, outlining what will mean for the nation's health and for patients.

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