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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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Freezing treatment shows promise for kidney cancer patients

A pilot study has found that cryotherapy may prove to be an effective treatment for certain kidney cancer patients who are unable to undergo surgery for medical reasons....

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.

US researchers pinpoint inherited pancreatic cancer gene

Researchers have discovered that inheriting a faulty copy of a gene called Palladin can cause familial pancreatic cancer.

Study links obesity to more cancers

New research has found further evidence of the link between being obese and an increased risk of some common forms of cancer, and has found a number of less common cancers...

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...

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...

Cancer Research UK welcomes cetuximab approval

Cancer Research UK has welcomed a decision by the Scottish heath regulator to approve cetuximab for the treatment of head and neck cancers.

Rise in oropharyngeal cancers linked to HPV

Rates of oropharangeal cancer have increased by around 50 per cent in the last 20 years, according to a report in the British Medical Journal.

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.