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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. 


Children getting burnt on unsupervised sunbeds

Half of all under-18s who use sunbeds have been burned at least once, according to new research.

MPs call for further restrictions on sunbeds

A group of MPs has called for more restrictions on sunbeds, including a ban on unmanned tanning salons.

Government urged to introduce sunbed controls

The government has been advised to introduce regulations on the use of sunbeds to protect young people against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Sunbed ban for under 18s to become law

The private member's bill to protect children and teenagers from the dangers of sunbeds was passed today by the House of Lords after Cancer Research UK's campaign.

Wales' health minister plans to ban child sunbed use

Children in Wales could soon be banned from using sunbeds to protect them against skin cancer, health minister Edwina Hart has said.

Leading UK model agencies sign up to 'No Sunbed' policy

Ahead of London Fashion Week, leading model agencies sign groundbreaking 'No Sunbed' policy agreement as part of Cancer Research UK's R UV UGLY? campaign after warnings on...

MPs back ban on under-18 sunbed use

A Bill to prevent under-18s from using tanning salons has cleared its stages in the House of Commons.

More than 250,000 children sizzle on sunbeds risking skin cancer in later life

More than one quarter of a million children aged 11-17 are risking their health by seeking a tan from sunbeds - warn Cancer Research UK researchers in a letter published...

Sunbeds may be addictive, warn researchers

Young people who regularly use sunbeds often display signs of addiction to using them, a US study has found.

Desire for a tan is making teenage girls ignore sunbed dangers

Teenage girls desperate for a tan are determined to find ways of getting round the law banning under-18s from using sunbeds, according to a new study from Cancer Research...