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

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Alcohol, smoking and breast cancer: the definitive answer

A woman's risk of breast cancer increases by six per cent for every extra alcoholic drink1 consumed on a daily basis, the world's largest study2 of women's smoking and...

Long-term, low-dose aspirin use may cut bowel cancer risk

Long-term use of low-dose aspirin could reduce the number of cases of bowel cancer and deaths from the disease, British scientists have found.

Cigarette poisons wipe out anti-ageing gene

Scientists have discovered one of the ways in which smoking cigarettes makes you age faster and puts you at risk of diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Bladder cancer patients over 70 less likely to get curative treatment

Older bladder cancer patients are less likely than younger patients to receive treatments intended to cure their disease such as surgery to remove the bladder or...

HRT increases incidence and deaths from ovarian cancer

Women who take hormone replacement therapy are more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and to die of the disease, according to a study published in the Lancet.

Scientists identify new prostate cancer risk factor

Cancer Research UK scientists have found that the greater the levels of a protein called Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), the greater the risk of prostate cancer,...

Subtle gene changes may increase cancer susceptibility

A US study has found that even subtle changes in the levels of PTEN, may significantly increase a person's chances of developing cancer.

Possible protective effects of vitamin D "warrant more study"

Research claiming that vitamin D tablets may halve the risk of pancreatic cancer needs to be corroborated by further studies, Cancer Research UK has said.

Protein clue could stop cancer 'creep'

Cancer Research UK scientists have unlocked the secrets of proteins involved in tumour cells creeping away from the original tumour and spreading around the body. Their...

Trial to find the best treatment for prostate cancer

A new Cancer Research UK clinical trial has been launched to investigate the best treatment options for men who have had surgery for early stage prostate cancer.