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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. 


Cancer Research UK invites all women to come together for Race for Life 2008

If you're looking for a day filled with emotion, determination and inspiration, then why not sign up for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2008. Opening for entries on...

Researchers track ovarian cancer smoking risks

A major long-term study of 100,000 women in Scandinavia has suggested a link between smoking and ovarian cancer.

Surgery beats surveillance for family breast and ovarian cancer

Removal of the breasts and ovaries offers the best hope for women who have a high-risk cancer gene, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK scientists.

Cancer Research UK moves to reassure over breast cancer increase

Cancer Research UK today issued a statement to reassure women over reports of increased breast cancer rates.

Exercise boosts recovery from breast cancer

Women should aim for half an hour's gentle exercise three times a week to aid their recovery from breast cancer, according to early results revealed at a University of...

Cervical cancer screening age to stay at 25

The Department of Health has ruled out lowering the age of cervical cancer screening from 25 to 20 after experts reported that screening women under 25 could do more harm...

Doctors trial the coil to prevent womb cancer

NEW research in Yorkhill Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary is investigating whether a form of the contraceptive coil can stop women from developing womb cancer.

Study backs controversial link between alcohol intake and endometrial cancer

A new study has suggested a link between alcohol intake and cancer of the womb lining (endometrial cancer) in older women, although there is still no medical consensus on...

Oldest breast cancer patients get least treatment

Women over 70 years old with breast cancer may be receiving a lower level of care than less elderly women, research has suggested.

10,000 'at risk' women in trials for early breast screening

A leading Cancer Research UK scientist is among eight top clinical researchers chosen to launch a pioneering breast cancer screening study for women between 40-44 who have...