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Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here's how scientists uncovered the link.

Getting enough vitamin D? You need far less sun than you might think

How long do you need to spend in the sun to make enough vitamin D? Cancer Research UK-funded research sheds new light on vitamin D and sun safety.

New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

News digest – Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and… breaking cancer’s ‘legs’?

Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and how scientists in the US are trying to break cancer cells’ ‘legs’. Here’s our weekly news report.

Sun Awareness Week: 10 new sun safety myths debunked

For Sun Awareness Week we're tackling 10 persistent sun safety myths, and encouraging people to think about how they can stay safe in the sun.

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

12 sun safety myths debunked

We clear up 12 common myths around sun safety to help you keep your skin healthy and reduce your risk of serious damage.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

Worried about sunscreen? The 3 key ways to avoid sunburn this summer

A version of this post originally appeared on the Which? Conversation blog – reproduced with permission.

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

If you saw the news this morning, you might have spotted a story suggesting that vitamin B3 tablets might be able to prevent skin cancer.

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