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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 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...

Number of women dying from breast cancer hits record low

The number of women dying from breast cancer has fallen to less than 12,000 for the first time in almost 40 years, Cancer Research UK reveals today.

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...

Cancer Research UK cautious over grapefruit breast cancer link

Cancer Research UK has played down reports of a link between eating grapefruit and an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Mastectomy alert for South Asian women

South Asian breast cancer patients living in Yorkshire may have higher rates of mastectomy compared with non-Asians because they present to their GPs too late, Cancer...

Cancer Research UK funds new breast cancer trials

A trial part-funded by Cancer Research UK is to explore a potential new treatment for women with hereditary breast cancer.