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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. 

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Cytosponge-AI combo could help doctors diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus

Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have developed a tool to help experts diagnose a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

Science Surgery: ‘Can cancers develop in the heart?’

Cancers can start in many different organs but we rarely hear about cancers starting in the heart. We sat down with cardiologist Dr Rohin Francis to find an answer for the...

Recurring infections could lead to delayed bladder or kidney cancer diagnosis

Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Doctor and dad duo design new 'cancer maps' to aid diagnosis

A GP and his dad have invented a new online mind-mapping tool for doctors that aims to help GPs speed up cancer diagnosis

More women than men are diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency despite extra GP visits

More than a third of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men.

There’s more to emergency diagnoses than GPs ‘failing cancer patients’

We look at headlines claiming GPs are ‘failing an estimated 32,000 cancer patients a year’ in England.

Live from inside the human body: robots, blue dye and bowel cancer

In a world first, we've just broadcast a colonoscopy live on TV with Channel 4 to demystify and take the fear out of this procedure.

Helping patients get the right cancer test first time, and faster

A series of projects are testing a new way to potentially diagnose some cancers earlier, we take a look at how the approach might work.

Mouth cancer rates soar over 20 years

A new Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.

One in six women diagnosed with breast cancer have a symptom other than a lump

Around one in six women diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump – the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom.

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