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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 Control

The ten defining moments in health and cancer policy from 2015

We look back on a busy year for health and cancer policy.

BBC Panorama’s tobacco industry revelations are genuinely shocking

Last night’s Panorama on BBC1 contained new – and shocking – allegations about the behaviour of one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies

Cancer Research UK responds to BBC Panorama claims of wrong doing by British American Tobacco in Africa

Cancer Research UK is calling for urgent action to see if criminal offences have been committed under the Bribery Act 2010 after claims made by BBC Panorama

Spending Review 2015: will it affect research and cancer?

We respond to today's Spending Review and outline what the announcement means for cancer services in the NHS and for science.

One in three young Chinese men could die from smoking if trends continue

Around a third of all young men in China will eventually be killed by smoking-related diseases unless there is widespread quitting.

UK smoking rate nears record low

Fewer people than almost ever before are smoking in the UK, encouraging figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm.Fewer people than almost e

Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

One way to stop someone wanting something is to make it less appealing.

And that’s been the inspiration behind many of the current strategies and research to help...

Expert Opinion – Dr Mark Hellowell & Dr Katherine Smith on ‘earmarked’ funding for tobacco control

Tobacco is the single biggest avoidable cause of cancer in the world. Smoking causes over a quarter of cancer deaths in the UK. So we want the Government to bring in a...

Review suggests e-cigarettes are ‘significantly less’ harmful than tobacco

An independent review has estimated e-cigarettes are at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco.

Taskforce report: achieving world-class cancer outcomes

Alongside my role as Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, I am honoured to have spent the last 6 months chairing the Independent Cancer Taskforce, and we have today...