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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. 


Study finds 'wandering' cells in early-stage breast cancer

Researchers have found that some early-stage breast tumours may already contain cells that are able to move around, even though the tumours have not yet spread to the...

Modified cold virus kills cancer cells

The cold virus could be exploited to treat cancer, researchers from Birmingham University have said.

Screening diabetics could spot pancreatic cancer early, say US researchers

A new US study of people with pancreatic cancer has found that 40 per cent of those taking part had been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes prior to being diagnosed with...

Experimental drug causes cell death in prostate cancer

An experimental drug that blocks the breakdown of a compound derived from vitamin A could one day provide a new treatment for prostate cancer, researchers have said.

Researchers target cancer in the Irish community

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council aims to find out why Britain's Irish population have higher cancer rates than the rest of the...

Western habits fuelling Korean cancer rise claim scientists

Korean researchers have suggested that the country's increasingly western lifestyle is linked to its rising rates of cancer, particularly breast cancer.