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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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Postmenopausal women who used to smoke 'at lower risk of bladder cancer' than smokers, says study

Stopping smoking leaves postmenopausal women at a lower risk of bladder cancer than those who continue to smoke, new research confirms.

Almost half of people diagnosed with cancer find it hard to ask for help, as many fear being pitied

According to new research published by Race for Life today, nearly half (47%) of people diagnosed with cancer said they found it hard to ask for help.

News digest – obesity research, HPV detection in urine, breast cancer treatment test and diet

In the news this week: a urine test for cervical cancer screening? And more insight into obesity in the UK.

Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

Breast cancer relapse test can predict treatment benefits, study suggests

Using a test that measures gene activity could help to tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, new research suggests.

News digest – lung cancer in non-smokers, targeted clinical trials, pancreatic cancer ‘chatter’ and immigration

In the news this week: Lung cancer in never-smokers is on the rise and reading tumour DNA could match patients to early stage clinical trials.

Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

Pancreatic cancers ‘talk’ to neighbouring cells in mice, pointing to potential new drug targets

Scientists have found a new way in which cells that surround pancreatic cancers in mice can help the tumours grow.

Blood samples to help select the right early phase clinical trials for cancer patients

Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines

News digest – red and processed meat, DNA ‘fingerprints’, targeted leukaemia drugs and CRISPR

In the news this week: even moderation consumption of red and processed meat can increase bowel cancer risk.

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