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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. 


Obese women 40 per cent more likely to get cancer

Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight.

Women say lack of confidence stops them getting to the top

Cancer Research UK survey reveals the barriers women face in their careers to launch the new ‘Women of Influence’ initiative.

Ireland sees 75 per cent rise in melanoma in women under 50

There has been a 36 per cent rise in the number of skin cancer cases in Ireland over the past ten years, new figures published by the Irish Cancer Society show.

Penny Lancaster Stewart photographs real women to star in Cancer Research UK's 2008 breast cancer awareness campaign

MODEL photographer Penny Lancaster Stewart has teamed up with Cancer Research UK to photograph three women who have been affected by breast cancer for the charity's 2008...

More evidence for HRT link to ovarian cancer

A large Danish study has found more evidence that women who take - or have ever taken - hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than...

Obesity 'hikes up' pancreatic cancer risk in women

Obese women, who carry most of their excess weight around the stomach, are 70 per cent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, according to a study published online in...

Cancer Research UK reassures women over breast cancer chemicals study

Cancer Research UK has said that a report on a possible link between environmental chemicals and breast cancer should not alarm women as it does not draw on all the...

Survival rates improving for cancer of the womb but its incidence climbs in the over 60s

Five-year survival rates for womb cancer have risen to 77 per cent, an improvement of 16 per cent in the last 30 years.

Women at high breast-cancer risk to be given new scans

Women with a strong family history of breast cancer will be offered new high-tech MRI screening, the UK's medical regulator NICE has said.

Drug cuts breast cancer return among young women

A 15-year trial of a drug called fenretinide has suggested that it can significantly reduce the risks of recurrent breast cancer among younger women.