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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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Cancer Research UK elevates its shop offering with launch of new premium concept store

A boutique concept store launching in London this February is the latest move from Cancer Research UK as it continues to grow the popularity of charity shopping

Recurring infections could lead to delayed bladder or kidney cancer diagnosis

Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Aspartame and artificial sweeteners – helping or hindering weight loss?

There's no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

Double NHS decision for CAR T cell immunotherapy in Scotland

Two cancer immunotherapies have been reviewed for NHS use in Scotland as a treatment for some patients with aggressive blood cancer.

HPV shame could put women off cervical cancer screening

The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, putting them off cervical screening

Lung cancer treatment combo given initial NHS ‘no’ in England

A treatment combination has been provisionally rejected for people with certain types of lung cancer on the NHS in England.

News digest – lung cancer scanning, cervical screening test switch, ‘Trojan horse’ cancer drug and fossilised tumour discovery

In this week’s news: NHS England roll out lung cancer scanning, and a planned cervical screening test switch could see the time between screenings extended to 5 years.

Opinion: ‘NHS targeted lung health checks are another reason to be positive about lung cancer’

The roll-out of mobile NHS scanners will save lives from lung cancer. But staff shortages, stop smoking services and treatment inequalities can't be ignored.

NHS to roll out mobile lung cancer scanning across England

Lung cancer scanning trucks will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the country in a drive to detect the disease earlier.

HPV cervical screening test switch ‘effective’, says pilot study

Testing for HPV infection as the first step in analysing cervical screening samples is practical and more sensitive than the current programme

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