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

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Record science spend for Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK spent a record Ј217 million last year on research investigating the causes and improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Breast cancer screening "saves lives" says Cancer Research UK

Breast screening is very effective and saves more than 1,000 lives every year, Cancer Research UK has said following a report looking into the pros and cons of breast...

Study links frequent multivitamin use and advanced prostate cancer

Men who take too many multivitamins could be increasing their risk of advanced prostate cancer, research has shown.

Shelved sleep disorder drug neutralises 'undruggable' cancer cells

US scientists have used an abandoned sleep disorder drug to target a cancer protein in mice that was previously considered 'undruggable'.

Aspirin cuts stomach cancer risk

Aspirin users could be 36 per cent less likely to get a type of stomach cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer*.

Government urged to pack it in to protect children from tobacco marketing

Nearly two thirds (63%) of people in the UK back a move to get rid of colourful and slickly designed cigarette packets according to a survey of more than 2000 adults...

Vaccine may double survival in patients with aggressive brain tumour

A small early-stage trial has produced promising results for a new cancer vaccine.

Prostate cancer drug abiraterone launched in UK

A new prostate cancer drug, developed with support from Cancer Research UK, has been launched in the UK following its licensing by the European Medicines Authority.

New hope for brain cancer treatment

A discovery by Japanese scientists could provide a new approach to treating brain tumours according to a report published today in the British Journal of Cancer1.

Women risk their lives by failing to take breast cancer drugs

Breast cancer patients are risking their lives by failing to take the tamoxifen they are prescribed, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer*...