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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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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...

Cancer Research Technology and Kurma Biofund to develop new antibody platform for translational research

Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, and Paris-based venture capital firm, Kurma Life Sciences Partners (Kurma), have launched a spin-out...

Mums unaware of breastfeeding benefits

A new survey has highlighted a general lack of awareness that breastfeeding can help to prevent cancer.

US researchers unveil womb cancer and acute leukaemia genomes

US researchers have published details of the genetic makeup of two more forms of cancer - acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and womb (endometrial) cancer.

Small study suggests contraceptive IUDs may delay womb cancer

Contraceptive intrauterine devices may be effective at treating early-stage cancers of the endometrium, a small clinical trial in Italy suggests.

Men hit by 'inexplicable' greater cancer death risk

Men are almost 40 per cent more likely than women to die from cancer, reveals a report published today (Monday) by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and...

New cancer centre launched in Leeds

Leeds today joins a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres that are being launched across the UK.

Government to air 'scary' anti-smoking ad for Halloween

The Department of Health has produced a new advert that takes on a Halloween theme to show parents how their smoking may frighten their children.

Hormonal trigger is link between obesity and breast cancer

Postmenopausal women who avoid becoming obese are cutting their risk of breast cancer by about a fifth, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK scientists.

New study investigates whether vegetable extract can prevent cervical

Researchers in South Wales are investigating the possibility that a chemical called Diindolylmethane (DIM), which is usually found in broccoli, sprouts and cabbage, could...