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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. 


Researchers find clues to improve breast cancer survival

Checking lymph nodes during surgery and assessing the hormone status of tumours could help improve breast cancer survival in the UK, according to research published today...

Aromatase inhibitors improve breast cancer prospects says study

Breast cancer patients who switch from the current standard treatment to new aromatase-inhibitor drugs have a higher chance of long-term survival, say researchers.

Parents need help in explaining cancer to children say researchers

Children may have a far greater awareness of cancer than adults assume, say researchers who have conducted a small-scale study on parents with recently diagnosed cancer....

Mathematical model predicts breast tumours grow faster in younger women

Norwegian researchers have published details of a new estimation method, which can be used to estimate the rate of growth of breast tumours among a population.

Iranian scientists find evidence of link between oesophageal cancer and 'extremely hot tea'

Iranian researchers appear to have found a link between drinking extremely hot tea and a person's risk of cancer of the oesophagus (foodpipe).

Liquorice extract could be used in new liver cancer drugs

Extracts of liquorice could prove useful add-ons to chemotherapy drugs for liver cancer, say researchers in China.

Scientists develop way to predict chemotherapy effectiveness

Researchers have developed a non-invasive method of predicting whether chemotherapy is likely to be effective against a particular tumour.

Smoking and HPV deadly cervical cancer combination says study

Women who carry certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and who also smoke could be increasing their risk of cervical cancer by as much as 27 times compared with...

Scientists find potential signal of aggressive prostate cancer

Australian researchers have discovered a marker which could provide an early-warning that prostate cancer patients have an aggressive form of the disease.

Mould by-product could lead to new myeloma drug

Researchers have found that chaetocin, a by-product of a common wood mould, could provide the starting point for the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma, a...