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. 

Preventing Cancer

Research suggests statins could lower ovarian cancer risk

A genetic study has found evidence to suggest that women who take statins in the long term could be less likely to develop ovarian cancer.

Cervical cancer progress falters as screening uptake hits record lows

Cervical cancer rates in Britain halved between the late 1980s and mid-2000s - but new CRUK figures warn that progress has since been stalling and stagnating.

Daily aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in people with Lynch syndrome, says NICE

Taking a daily aspirin for more than two years could reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, according to new draft guidance from NICE.

Special offers fuel obese shoppers

Shoppers whose supermarket trolleys are stacked with food and drink offered on special promotions have more than a 50% increased chance of being obese.

HPV shame could put women off cervical cancer screening

The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, putting them off cervical screening

Thousands of cervical screening samples are waiting to be tested, says report

More than 150,000 cervical screening samples were waiting to be tested by NHS laboratories across England last year, according to a report.

Smokeless tobacco: 5 common questions about ‘heat not burn’ products answered 

We answer 5 common questions about heated tobacco products, from what's in them and if they're safe to whether they can help someone quit smoking.

Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK.

Women reveal reasons they reject a preventive treatment for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease.

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