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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. 

Tobacco

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.