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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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News digest – cancer blood test, gum disease and junk food ads

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can detect cancers in blood samples taken up to 4 years before diagnosis.

Science meets business with leadership coaching for our cancer research stars

Dr Amit Roshan explains how a leadership coaching programme offered by one of our warmest supporters has allowed him to hone his leadership skills

UK public urged to take care this summer as around 40% spending more time in the sun since COVID-19 lockdown

New figures from Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN suggest that people are not protecting themselves properly from the sun in the UK.

The power of philanthropy: The rise and rise of the Francis Crick Institute

As the Crick becomes a key player in the UK’s fight against COVID-19, we speak with one of the visionary philanthropists who helped to make it a reality

44% rise in patients waiting for tests to diagnose bowel, stomach, bladder and oesophageal cancer

55,500 more people are waiting to get tests used to diagnose four common cancers compared to last year.

News digest – smoking ban, HPV and prostate cancer, genetic testing and plain packaging

Smoking could be banned outsides pubs, cafés and restaurants in England, with peers urging ministers to consider similar measures in England.

Coronavirus reports – Part 6: “The kids being home all the time has been quite a challenge”

We caught up with 3 people living with cancer to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has affected them and their families.

Targeted treatment for leukaemia approved on NHS in England 

The targeted drug gilteritinib is now recommended for some adults with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) on the NHS in England.  

Brett Warburton: “It’s important to me to put something back into the communities where we live and work”

As British bakery brand Warburtons celebrates reaching £2m raised for cancer research, we hear from the company’s Executive Director, Brett Warburton