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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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HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk

Long awaited study results have confirmed that the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine substantially reduces invasive cervical cancer risk.  

UK health inequalities: 20,000 more cancer cases a year in the most deprived areas

New figures released today reveal that there are around 20,000 extra cancer cases each year in more deprived areas of the UK.

Science Surgery: ‘How are children’s cancers different from adults’ cancers?’

Understanding why children get cancer is a huge task and extremely complex. In our latest Science Surgery, we spoke with Dr Francis Mussai about the differences between...

Opinion: ‘Let’s not be short-sighted – the UK’s medical research charities need urgent support’

Today’s new figures, from the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute, project a devastating 24% drop in the UK’s overall cancer research spending this year, driven by a...

The team of over 60 scientists investigating the age-old mystery of inflammation and cancer

We spoke to 3 members of the global STORMing Cancer team about their work to solve the mystery of inflammation and cancer.

Why early detection research can’t wait: we hear from the experts in our latest virtual event

In our latest Rising to the Challenge virtual event, our expert panel discuss the vital importance of early detection research.

News digest – calorie guidelines, reduced lung cancer referrals and COVID-19’s impact on cancer services

Six months after the UK entered lockdown, we now have a clearer picture of how COVID-19 has affected cancer services.

More diversity is needed in patient information and campaigns

We spoke to Siobhan, Nikki and Jessica about their experiences of childhood cancer.

Cancer Research UK charity Christmas cards now available 

100% of the profits from all sales on our online shop go towards our life-saving research.

Lung cancer risks becoming ‘forgotten disease’ of the coronavirus pandemic  

At least 14,000 fewer people have been urgently referred for lung cancer tests since March.