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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. 

Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Two skin cancer treatments get the green light for NHS Scotland

An immunotherapy and a targeted cancer drug were among the latest batch of NHS approvals from the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). 

Healthy skin may carry DNA changes linked to cancer

Analysing normal skin cells is leading to a better understanding of skin cancer.

Scientists uncover how cancer stem cells are regulated in common skin cancer

Belgian scientists have discovered that a molecule already targeted by several cancer therapies may play a crucial role in a common form of skin cancer.

Scientists uncover reason for second cancers after targeted melanoma treatment

An international study has uncovered how secondary skin cancers sometimes develop in malignant melanoma patients who are treated with an experimental drug.

'Detox' immune cells linked to skin cancer development

A study funded by Cancer Research UK has provided a surprising insight into the development of a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, or SCC.

'Tougher actions' needed to reduce deadly toll of sunbeds

Every year, sunbeds cause more than one in twenty cases of the most deadly type of skin cancer in Europe, French and Italian research has revealed.