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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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Tesco launches Health Charity Partnership appeal to support medical research charities

The new appeal will raise money for three of the UK’s best-loved charities at a critical time for medical research.

Grandparents of children with cancer: “I would never want to go through it again”

As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke to 3 grandparents about their experience of having a grandchild with cancer.

Transatlantic scientific partnership to connect world researchers in quest to solve cancer’s toughest problems

Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute, are uniting to define a new era in cancer research and discovery.

News digest – skin cancer deaths, Public Health England plans and ‘one-shot’ radiotherapy

The latest figures on skin cancer deaths reveal a 150% rise in skin cancer deaths since the 1970’s

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets the green light for NHS use in England 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended a new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

150% surge in skin cancer deaths since 70s

According to figures, melanoma skin cancer deaths have been increasing dramatically in the UK, with the rate rising two and halftimes since the 1970s.

2019/20 in review: Celebrating our pre-pandemic successes

We pick out the highlights from our recently published Annual Report & Accounts, including record-breaking income from philanthropic gifts

The team tackling the serious side effects of cancer treatment in an ageing population

We spoke to the team looking into the complex relationship between the gut microbiome and radiosensitisation in bladder cancer.

US lung cancer data points to the power of cancer research

New data suggest that targeted therapy seems to be having an impact on the treatment of lung cancer.

Join Cancer Research UK for A Very 2020 Race for Life 5k event

Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to sign up to a 5k event on 26 September, called ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’, and raise money for life-saving research.