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

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Breast cancer saliva test a long way off says Cancer Research UK

A possible test for breast cancer that detects tumour-related proteins in human saliva is still a long way off becoming reality, Cancer Research UK has said.

Nicotine patch and lozenge 'best' for giving up smoking

Smokers who are determined to quit may want to consider using both nicotine patches and lozenges, after a new study found this to be the most effective combination of...

Exciting challenges ahead for the Bobby Moore Fund

For the first time, the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK will be staging two international projects to raise funds for vital research into bowel cancer - one in...

Early trial results show survival improvement for pancreatic cancer

Adding a new chemotherapy drug to standard treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer has shown dramatic improvement in survival, a new study from Cancer Research UK reveals...

Australia plans cigarette brand ban

Australia is a step closer to becoming the first nation to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

Cancer Research UK responds to Budget 2008

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today made his maiden Budget speech in the House of Commons.

NICE issues new guidance on preventing skin cancer

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has new guidelines to help the NHS, local authorities and other organisations in their work.

Missing protein provides clue to ovarian cancer drug success

Scientists have discovered a protein which could improve the success rate of the tumour shrinking drug paclitaxel, in the treatment of ovarian cancer, a study reveals in...

Jenni Falconer looks hot but keeps cool as she launches new summer campaign

Jenni Falconer has been unveiled as the face of a new campaign being launched by Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN, who have joined forces to encourage people to enjoy the...