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

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"Jury out" on vitamin supplements

Cancer Research UK has said that the "jury is still out" on the health benefits of vitamin supplements following research saying that some may be associated with reduced...

Wales goes smokefree

This week saw the implementation of smokefree legislation across Wales.

Origin of cancer common in people with HIV points way to therapy

A virus turns lymph vessel cells into a cancer that affects people with weakened immune systems, according to research published in Nature Genetics1.

Energy boost for fatigued cancer patients

Swallowing a specially designed energy drink each day could boost cancer patients left exhausted by chemotherapy, according to research published in the British Journal of...

Pre-op mammogram reduces the need for mastectomy in women with DCIS

Over 60 per cent of women who have a form of breast cancer in the milk ducts (DCIS*) are spared a mastectomy, according to latest research published today in the British...

New initiative to improve cancer research communication

A new website has been launched that should help to improve communication between cancer researchers, doctors and patients across Europe.

NICE guidance aims to protect unborn babies from tobacco harm

Midwives should encourage pregnant women to have their carbon monoxide levels tested to determine whether they smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke

Experimental neuroblastoma drug shows promise in the lab

Laboratory studies in the US have confirmed the promise of an experimental drug against a particularly aggressive form of neuroblastoma, the most common non-blood cancer...

Scientists discover how cancers generate muscle-like contractions to spread around the body

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that a protein called JAK triggers contractions in tumours which allows cancer cells to squeeze though tiny spaces and...

One in 25 deaths attributable to alcohol

One in 25 deaths worldwide and as many as one tenth in Europe can be attributed to alcohol consumption, scientists have said.