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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. 


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...

Newcastle scientists host top conference in Gateshead

Newcastle scientists will play host to an international audience of researchers and doctors at a major conference in Gateshead from 5-7 October 2005.

Scientists make leukaemia treatment advance

UK researchers have developed an experimental drug that appears to be up to ten times more effective at killing leukaemia cells than existing treatments.

Paul Marks Prize 2013 awarded to Cancer Research UK scientist

Dr Simon Boulton has been named as one of the recipients of the 2013 Paul Marks Prize for cancer research from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in America.

Partners of cancer survivors "experience similar emotional costs"

Cancer survivors' partners are almost as likely to develop depression as the survivors themselves, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida....

Bristol scientists target cancer spread

Researchers at a medical research firm affiliated to the University of Bristol say that they have identified a new method of fighting the spread of cancer.

Colon cancer risks linked to obesity says research

Large waist measurements and waist-to-hip ratios are linked to increased risks of colon cancer in both men and women, German researchers have claimed.

'Electric hole-punch' could fight cancer

A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, kills cancer cells by punching holes in their membranes with microsecond pulses of...

Researchers close in on laser-based skin cancer scanner

US scientists are developing an imaging technique which could one day allow skin cancer to be detected without having to carry out a biopsy.

Aspirin may help to control cancer

Researchers have said that women who regularly use aspirin appear to develop fewer cancers than women who do not.