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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. 


Smoking and HPV deadly cervical cancer combination says study

Women who carry certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and who also smoke could be increasing their risk of cervical cancer by as much as 27 times compared with...

South Asian women have higher survival from breast cancer

South Asian women living in England are more likely to survive breast cancer than other women, Cancer Research UK scientists reveal.

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...

Research offers hope for long term breast cancer prevention

New results of a worldwide breast cancer prevention study confirm that tamoxifen - a well established treatment for breast cancer - also reduces the risk of breast cancer...

Debate on breast screening 'should not distract from the benefits' says Cancer Research UK

The debate over the precise number of women saved by breast screening should not distract people from the fact that it saves lives, say experts from Cancer Research UK....

HRT increases incidence and deaths from ovarian cancer

Women who take hormone replacement therapy are more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and to die of the disease, according to a study published in the Lancet.

Cancer charities launch "triple negative" breast cancer trial

Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer are to jointly fund the UK's first clinical trial for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Regular paracetamol use could reduce ovarian cancer risk

Women who use paracetamol regularly could reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by almost a third, a new study claims.