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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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Cancer trigger arrested by molecular handcuffs

A molecule that promotes cell growth, and is frequently increased in different types of tumours, can be restrained by a molecular version of handcuffs, raising the...

Over 70s want more information about breast cancer screening

Most older women want more information about breast cancer and want to continue to be invited to breast screening, according to the results of a survey published in the...

Cell regulator recruited to fight cancer

One of the body's key mechanisms for regulating the lives and deaths of individual cells could be exploited to develop new cancer treatments, US researchers have found....

Possible new treatment for stomach cancer

A combination of pre and postoperative chemotherapy has been found to improve the survival rates of patients with stomach cancer over those who receive only surgery.

Anti-psychotic drug gives clues to target cancer 'stem cells'

A key type of cancer cell that drives tumours' growth can be neutralised without damaging healthy cells, according to researchers in Canada.

Women with slightly abnormal smear results need more reassurance

More than a quarter of women who receive slightly abnormal smear test results are experiencing unnecessarily high levels of anxiety - suggests new research published today...

Tobacco industry claims on cigarette packaging are nonsense

Claims that replacing alluring designs on cigarette packs with a plain standardised look will increase illegal tobacco production are baseless - according to a new report...

Global survey reveals mistaken beliefs about cancer

A new survey has highlighted a number of mistaken beliefs about the causes of cancer which must be addressed so that people know how to reduce their risk of the disease....

Smoking hampers prostate cancer treatment says research

Smoking cigarettes could be linked to poorer prospects and more severe side-effects when undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study by the Fox Chase...

New drug boost for lung cancer sufferers

Clinical trials of a new anticancer drug combination carried out by Cancer Research UK scientists at Newcastle University show that it has the potential to almost double...

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