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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. 

Vaccination

Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

5 ways research can help prevent cancer

Following our research on how lifestyle affects cancer risk, we look at how research into vaccines, screening and drugs could also help prevent cancers.

World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done to prevent...

Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

Grand Challenge one: can we develop a jab to prevent cancer?

We explore the first of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if it's possible to develop vaccines to prevent cancers that aren’t caused by viruses.

The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Seven months ago we set about finding the biggest challenges in cancer research.

The world’s best scientific minds worked together with patients to settle on the...

HPV: the whole story, warts and all

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

The fifth post in our Cancer and Infections series looks at a widespread virus called human papillomavirus...

Developing a vaccine for the Epstein-Barr Virus could prevent up to 200,000 cancers globally say experts

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent 200,000 new cancers worldwide per year.

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