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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. 


US inherited bowel cancer risk traced back to immigrant couple

Researchers have discovered that a married couple who travelled from England to the US in the 1630s could be responsible for hundreds of modern-day people being at risk of...

New study investigates whether vegetable extract can prevent cervical

Researchers in South Wales are investigating the possibility that a chemical called Diindolylmethane (DIM), which is usually found in broccoli, sprouts and cabbage, could...

Study uncovers genes which affect chemotherapy impact

Researchers have identified 87 genes which appear to affect the sensitivity of human cancer cells to certain chemotherapy drugs.

Researchers trial "next generation" drugs

Researchers have launched trials of what they described as the "next generation" of drugs, designed to fight cancer and other diseases.

Sunbed cancer risks almost triples

The cancer risk associated with sunbeds has almost tripled in the last decade as tanning machines have grown more powerful, Scottish researchers have reported.

Antibody extends breast cancer survival in mice

Researchers at the University at Buffalo in the US have made a 'monoclonal' antibody that can significantly extend the survival of mice with human breast tumours by...

US researchers identify another possible 'breast cancer gene'

Scientists have discovered that a previously known gene might be involved in breast cancer risk when damaged.

Scientists reverse precursor to gut cancer

Researchers say that they have developed a way of reversing cellular changes in the gut that can lead to a form of gullet cancer.

UK discovery points to early warning lung cancer signs

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have made a discovery that could allow doctors to detect the early warning signs of lung cancer.

'Inflammation genes' shed light on lung cancer development

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the University of Texas have found that subtle variations in two inflammation genes seem to be involved in the development...