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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. 


Shisha pipes expose users to carcinogenic benzene

US scientists have found people who smoke tobacco with shisha pipes are exposed to higher levels of a carcinogenic chemical called benzene.

Smokeless tobacco 'snus' linked to pancreatic cancer

New research has shown that users of Swedish "snus" - an oral, smokeless tobacco - are twice as likely to contract pancreatic cancer as people who have never smoked.

852 million people use tobacco products worldwide

Despite efforts to control the use of tobacco, it is still consumed by 852 million people worldwide, according to US researchers.

Bangladeshis unaware of mouth cancer risk - Cancer Research UK

Many Bangladeshis in the UK are unaware that smoking or chewing tobacco or betel quid increase the risk of developing mouth cancer - according to a new survey from the...

Betel-nut chewers with faulty gene have higher risk of mouth cancer

Some people who chew betel nut may be genetically more prone to mouth cancer, a new report in the British Journal of Cancer reveals1.