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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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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.

News digest – genetic links to male breast cancer, bowel cancer checks and shorter radiotherapy

Researchers have discovered three new genetic variants related to male breast cancer.

Are differences in treatment driving variation in ovarian cancer survival internationally?

The latest ovarian cancer data from the ICBP reveals that while more people are surviving their cancer, there’s still a long way to go.

News digest – dinosaur bone cancer, YouTube junk food ad ban and COVID-19 updates

Researchers have discovered evidence that a dinosaur from 77 million years ago may have had a form of bone cancer found today.

COVID-19: “We’ve got so much on our plates”

We caught up with two of our researchers about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and what the next few months looks like for them.

News digest – sponge on a string, junk food watershed, prostate cancer AI and mobile phones?

The UK Government has announced a new “landmark” obesity strategy that will aid our ambition to beat cancer.