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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. 

Teenagers And Young Adults

Collection of celebrity short stories raises money for research into children’s cancers

To coincide with World Book Day, 2 March 2017, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is launching a collection of short stories and poems written by celebrities.

Celebrities honour courageous youngsters at Star Awards party

Charlotte Hawkins, Only The Young, Kimberley Wyatt and Matt Johnson attend Star Awards party to honour courageous young people diagnosed with cancer.

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes

Children aged 11 to 16 who have never smoked do not regularly use e-cigarettes, according to new Cancer Research UK data.

Boozy young Brits will drink nearly 4,000 calories in alcohol on festive season nights out

Average young adult Brits will drink 62 units in the run up to Christmas and New Year.

Teen cancer survival on the rise, but more work needed

The first report detailing survival for teenagers and young adults with cancer shows that survival rates climbed by around 11% over two decades.

Cigarette ban for 16 year olds considered

The Government has issued proposals on increasing the minimum age to buy tobacco and tough new sanctions for shop keepers who sell cigarettes to underage teenagers.

Most teens unaware of tobacco blindness risks

More than nine out of ten teenagers are unaware that smoking can lead to blindness, new research has shown.

Teenagers not included in enough cancer trials

A new study has highlighted the small number of teenagers who are enrolled in clinical trials in the UK.

Study investigates teen smoking

Teenagers tend to start smoking out of curiosity rather than a desire to look 'cool' and are more likely to pick up the habit from their parents than their friends,...

Teenagers not learning from parent's cancer

Teenagers whose mothers have been diagnosed with skin cancer are not significantly more likely than other teenagers to protect themselves from the sun, researchers claim...