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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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DNA repair runs by the biological clock

No sooner have the clocks gone forward than scientists have shed new light on the link between our biological clocks and DNA damage repair processes, essential in...

Protein 'engines' accelerate pancreatic cancer

Protein 'engines' accelerate pancreatic cancer

Ginseng may reduce cancer-related fatigue, but results need replicating

Ginseng, a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, may help to reduce the fatigue commonly experienced by patients undergoing treatment for cancer, according to a small...

Northern Ireland health minister agrees to fund new radiotherapy centre

Northern Ireland's new health minister, has announced that he will provide 56 million worth of funding for a new radiotherapy unit in Londonderry.

Experimental melanoma drug shows promise in phase-III trial

Early results from a phase-III clinical trial of a new drug for advanced melanoma skin cancer indicate that it may help to improve survival.

New chemicals shield 'genome guardian'

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a potent group of chemicals that protect p53 - a major anti-tumour gene - from destruction, a study published in Cancer Cell...

Scientists solve key piece of prostate cancer puzzle

Cancer Research UK scientists have revealed a completely new route by which male androgen hormones fuel the growth of prostate cancer, raising the prospect that existing...

Red meat breast cancer increase "small"

A US study has found a possible link between high consumption of red meat and an increased risk of certain types of breast cancer before the menopause.

Newcastle scientists host top conference in Gateshead

Newcastle scientists will play host to an international audience of researchers and doctors at a major conference in Gateshead from 5-7 October 2005.

New molecular marker could predict if breast cancer patients need chemotherapy

A new predictive marker which could help doctors to decide whether breast cancer patients would benefit from chemotherapy has been identified by a team of scientists.