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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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Brits risk unhealthy lifestyle as half the population walk less than an hour a day

Almost half (45%) of GB adults sit for six hours or more every day and might not be getting enough exercise, according to new research.

Calling all Star Bakers - The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off is back!

To mark the return of the star-studded show, cooks across the country are being called on to grab their mixing bowls and whip up their very own signature bakes

Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from...

News digest – smoking and melanoma, global cervical cancer rates, flexible drug pricing and great white sharks

In this week’s news: smoking may limit the body’s ability to flexible drug pricing could speed up NHS access.

Linking cancer drug prices to treatment success could speed up approvals. But what do patients consider success?

With NHS budgets stretched, it’s critical that cancer drugs offer value for money. We’ve teamed up with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to...

Drug Prices Based On Success Could Speed Up Cancer Patients' Treatment

Paying for cancer drugs based on how well they work in practice could help patients get new treatments faster, according to a Cancer Research UK report.

Drug combination boosts kidney cancer survival in trials

Combining a targeted cancer drug with an immunotherapy extends the lives of advanced kidney cancer patients, according to two clinical trials.

A tribute to Peter Rainey 

We pay tribute to Peter Rainey - a passionate and dedicated patient advocate who helped put people affected by cancer at the heart of our research programme.

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked

News digest – HPV stigma, ultra-processed foods, ‘simple’ cancer blood test and why measles isn’t a cancer cure

In this week’s news: survey reveals misconceptions around HPV and a prominent American figure wrongly suggests measles cures cancer.