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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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Targeted breast cancer messages for ethnic minority women urgently needed

Black and Asian women are significantly more likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread, reveals research presented at the NCRI Cancer...

7% drop in cigarette sales since ban

Cigarette sales fell by 6.

Young women survive ovarian cancer longer

Younger women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a greater chance of surviving the disease for five years or more, according to new research published in the British...

Middle-aged survivors of childhood cancer at greater risk of certain cancers

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have found that survivors of childhood cancers are four times more likely than the general population to develop a new cancer. The results...

Cancer Research UK backs cervical screening call

Cancer Research UK has backed an NHS call for local awareness programmes to increase the number of Scottish women being screened for cervical cancer.

Tobacco duty 'must rise' to reflect cost of smoking to society

A leading think tank has recommended a five per cent rise in tobacco taxation in the next Budget to reflect the high cost of smoking to society.

Humble worm offers clue to cancer riddle

Studies of primitive worms may lead to a better understanding of cancer in humans, according to a report in the prestigious journal Cell1 tomorrow (Friday 11 February 2005...

Pill and pregnancy have biggest effects on ovarian cancer risk

Taking the Pill for 10 years can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by almost half (45 per cent), new research part-funded by Cancer Research UK shows today.

CancerHelp UK and health information leaflets receive Department of Health accreditation

Cancer Research UK's patient information website, CancerHelp UK, and its health information leaflets have been awarded the Department of Health Information Standard.

Cancer patients should get fertility treatment, say medics

The NHS should provide full funding for cancer patients to undergo fertility treatment, a new working party report from the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Radiologists, and...