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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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Women smokers' death risk soars

Women who smoke are now far more likely to be killed by their habit than they were in the 1960s, a major US study has found.

Diabetes drug makes lung cancer vulnerable to radiotherapy

The diabetes drug metformin slows the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy.

Dietary fat and breast cancer

Eating large amounts of saturated fat could slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a large-scale review of the evidence published in the British Journal...

Big tobacco firms guilty of racketeering rules US court

A US court has found some of the world's biggest tobacco companies guilty of racketeering charges over attempts to suppress evidence about the damage caused by their...

Tobacco companies 'fuelling the black market'

British tobacco manufacturers are fuelling the black market by deliberately over-supplying their products to European countries, MPs have warned.

Scientists find clues to new targets for cervical vaccines

Research unravelling the bodyїs immune response to the human papilloma virus (HPV), the major cause of cervical cancer, has given scientists important clues to new targets...

Women with breast cancer from small families may be unaware of genetic link

A new US study reveals that younger women with breast cancer and who have fewer female relatives, may be unaware they have a strong family history of the disease.

New drug is 'greatest advance' for basal cell skin cancer

A new drug is effective against advanced forms of the most common type of skin cancer, according to US research.

Cancer Research UK to run new mouth cancer campaign

Cancer Research UK will launch a three-year campaign to raise awareness of the risks and symptoms of mouth cancer, with funding from the Department of Health.

Improved treatments for chronic myeloid leukaemia have dramatically increased survival

Survival for people diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) has risen by nearly half, with around 58 per cent of people surviving their disease for at least five...