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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

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...

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...

Breast cancer survival is up but poor still lag behind the rich

Long-term breast cancer survival continues to rise among women from all backgrounds but a worrying survival gap between poor and affluent women still remains - say leading...

Biopsy still most effective for diagnosing breast cancer, say researchers

Biopsies are still the most effective way to diagnose breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease who have abnormal test results, say scientists.

Poorer Scottish women in dark over breast cancer

More affluent women are better informed and less likely to suffer from anxiety after treatment for breast cancer than less privileged women, according to a study published...

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