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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. 

Screening

FIT sees pre-pandemic bowel screening uptake increase in Scotland

Temporary disruption to the screening programme over the last year must not become a permanent setback in efforts to save more lives from cancer.

Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to broadcast world’s first TV advert live from inside the human body

A 90 second advert on 18 January will give viewers a unique opportunity to see live inside the human body

Screening gets top marks for picking up bowel cancer early

Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening according to new figures.

Bowel screening kit with extras could help save more lives

Thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”.

People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.

Bowel cancer patients may do better if diagnosed through screening

Research shows late stage bowel cancer patients may be more likely to survive than those whose late stage cancer is picked up after symptoms develop.

Rich 50 per cent more likely to take part in bowel screening

Affluent people are 50 per cent more likely to take part in bowel cancer screening than their deprived counterparts, according to a study published in the British Journal...

Screening helps early diagnosis of bowel cancer

Patients who attend bowel screening are more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer at an early stage - when there is a better chance of survival - than those who wait...

Bowel cancer patients diagnosed through screening more likely to survive

BOWEL cancer patients whose disease was found through screening have a better chance of beating their disease than those diagnosed after developing symptoms, new research...

Britons want bowel cancer screening recommendation

Britons want a recommendation from the NHS on whether to attend bowel cancer screening, along with all the information on benefits and risks, according to research...

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