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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. 

Women

How tamoxifen prevents breast cancer in some women but not others

The power of the drug tamoxifen to reduce breast density is key in preventing breast cancer - according to a presentation today in America by Cancer Research UK scientists...

Hormone injections improve survival in premenopausal breast cancer patients

Cancer Research UK scientists and their colleagues have shown that treatment with a hormone called goserelin improves long-term survival in premenopausal women with early...

Breast cancer cases in UK top 40,000 for first time

More than 40,000 British women are now annually diagnosed with breast cancer - an all-time high - according to new figures released today by Cancer Research UK.

Protein sheds light on higher liver cancer rates in men

A protein that promotes inflammation may be linked to the higher rates of liver cancer in men than women, according to new research.

Celebrity Women 'Line-up' for Race for Life

London commuters did a double take this morning as an unlikely cast of famous women recreated one of the most iconic movie posters of all time, in a live billboard ad to...

Study confirms risks and benefits of long-term tamoxifen treatment

New US research has confirmed that women who take the hormone therapy tamoxifen to reduce the risk of their breast cancer recurring are less likely to develop the most...

HRT and endometrial cancer - results from the million women study

Some forms of hormone replacement therapy increase the risk of endometrial (womb) cancer, according to results from the Million Women Study, published in the Lancet1today...

Breast cancer risk declines after women stop taking HRT

A new US study has provided further evidence that postmenopausal women who take combined oestrogen plus progestin hormone therapy (HRT) face an elevated risk of breast...

Cancer Research UK urges caution over BRCA gene/X-ray link

Initial results of a Europe-wide study of women carrying the BRCA breast cancer predisposition genes have suggested that exposure to X-rays may increase their risk of the...

New drug may prevent breast cancer

A new breast cancer drug, tipped to replace tamoxifen as the gold standard hormone treatment, also has the potential to prevent or delay up to 80 per cent of breast...

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