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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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Study finds little benefit from breast self-exams, but being 'breast-aware' is vital

The practice of regularly self-examining to check for breast lumps or other possible signs of breast cancer may not actually reduce the number of deaths from the disease,...

Dearth of bowel cancer surgeons in the North

Almost 90 per cent of breast cancer patients needing surgery in the north of England can expect to be operated on by specialist surgeons according to a report based on the...

Report reveals how government cuts could impact charity funded research

FUTURE cuts by the government could undermine research funded by charities, leaving them no choice but to make difficult decisions about the studies they fund, according...

Cancer spouses report similar distress to patients

Spouses of cancer patients experience a similar level of physical and emotional distress to patients themselves, a new study has found.

New collaboration between Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK

Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK have announced a new research collaboration to improve the care of people who are nearing the end of their lives.

More support needed for the well being of cancer consultants

Cancer Research UK today called for more support for cancer specialists as research shows the risk of poor mental health among hospital consultants has increased in the...

Cancer Research UK launches nine high-tech gene projects

Unravelling the genetic secrets behind a range of cancers is the aim of a new initiative from Cancer Research UK.

US lung cancer screening result "encouraging" says Cancer Research UK

A large US study has suggested that annual chest x-rays could detect lung cancer earlier and dramatically increase the number of patients still alive ten years after their...

Cancer survival rates improving across England

Cancer survival rates have improved across England, according to two new reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Norwegian court backs ban on tobacco displays

An Oslo court has backed the Norwegian government's right to introduce laws banning the visible display of tobacco products in stores.