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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.

New law protects under-18s from sunbed dangers

New laws have come into force today which will prevent under-18s in England and Wales from using sunbeds.

Study links sunbeds to most common forms of skin cancer

As well as increasing the risk of melanoma skin cancer - the most serious form of the disease - sunbed users are also at increased risk of developing the much more common...

'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.

Early sunbed use ups melanoma risk 75%

Using sunbeds before the age of 35 can increase the risk of developing the most aggressive form of skin cancer by as much as 75 per cent, scientists have concluded.

Credit crunched Brits swap holidays for sunbeds

As the credit crunch continues to hit UK adults hard in the pocket, a new survey, released by Cancer Research UK to raise awareness of its annual SunSmart campaign,...

Report calls for under-18 sunbed ban

Young people under the age of 18 should be banned from using sunbeds to help reduce the number of people with skin cancer, a new report has claimed.

Hollyoaks star bares all under the spotlight to highlight dangers of sunbeds

Soap Star Gemma Merna has got up-close-and-personal with her skin to highlight the dangers of sunbeds for Cancer Research UKїs SunSmart campaign.

Booklets may alter women's attitudes to tanning

New research suggests that providing women with booklets on indoor tanning could help to alter their attitudes towards sunbeds and reduce rates of skin cancer.