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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. 

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Kevin Adams and Christopher Biggins dig in their heels for Cancer Research UK

The 'stiletto' shoe was on the other foot in London today as a group of men joined Jade Goody's close friend Kevin Adams and actor Christopher Biggins to pay a light-...

High fibre diet offers unequal cancer protection suggests research

Cancer Research UK has urged caution over research that claimed men who eat a high fibre diet gain a third more protection against bowel cancer than 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 rates fall as women abandon HRT

Breast cancer rates among women in their 50s are falling at the same time as the number of women under 60 receiving prescriptions for hormone replacement (HRT) has halved...

Study confirms impact of lifestyle on breast cancer risk

Scientists have carried out the biggest ever review of research into the links between lifestyle and breast cancer risk and concluded that more than two fifths of cases of...

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...

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