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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. 


Womb cancer patients could benefit from genetic screening

Women with cancer of the womb could benefit from screening for inherited genetic mutations that may increase their risk of other cancers, scientists have suggested.

'Protective' breast cancer gene may lead to new treatments

Scientists looking for new breast cancer genes have discovered a genetic variant that appears to slightly reduce the risk of breast cancer among the women who inherit it...

Dramatic improvement in breast cancer survival

Almost two thirds of all women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are now likely to survive for at least 20 years - Cancer Research UK predicts today.

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 cases in UK top 40,000 for first time

More than 40,000 British women are now annually diagnosed with breast cancer - an all-time high - according to new figures released today by Cancer Research UK.

Protein sheds light on higher liver cancer rates in men

A protein that promotes inflammation may be linked to the higher rates of liver cancer in men than women, according to new research.

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...