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Sparkling Little Star Chloe is the Pride of Britain

Schoolgirl Chloe Gambrill has won a prestigious national award for her dedication to raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Gonorrhoea linked to bladder cancer in men

Men with a history of gonorrhoea have a two-fold increased risk of bladder cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

Mobile phone use 'not linked to brain tumours'

A new study has found no increase in the incidence of brain tumours during the years following the introduction of mobile phones in Nordic countries.

NICE guideline focuses on care for patients with cancer of unknown primary

NICE has published a new guideline which should help to improve care for thousands of patients with advanced cancer.

Teen smokers 'heed health warnings' on plain cigarette packs

Teenagers who occasionally smoke are more likely to pay attention to health warnings on cigarettes packets that have been stripped of branding, according to a small UK...

Cancer Research UK challenges teens to get podcasting

Cancer Research UK launches its first ever science podcast competition today (Wednesday), giving teenagers across the UK the chance to air their views about a range of hot...

Trial reveals 10 years of tamoxifen halves later deaths from commonest kind of cancer

Ten years of tamoxifen treatment can approximately halve the number of deaths from the most common form of breast cancer during the second decade after diagnosis,...

Prompt treatment or "watchful waiting" for prostate cancer?

Conflicting results from two new studies into the best way to deal with early-stage prostate cancer have been announced this week.

No clinical evidence for Vitamin C cancer claim warns Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has warned that a report suggesting large doses of vitamin C may help tackle cancer is potentially misleading.

Race influences how we cope with cancer

White patients cope better with the pressure of cancer than their British Asian counterparts according to research published on-line today (Thursday) in the British...