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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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Benefits 'far outweigh' reported side-effects of chemotherapy drug

Research which suggests a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer patients can cause serious brain damage needs to be put into context, it has been asserted.

Cancer molecule mystery solved

Cancer Research UK scientists have uncovered a major clue towards solving the enduring mystery of how one of the most important known cancer molecules helps cause the...

Relatives of young breast cancer patients could face increased risks of other cancers

Both male and female relatives of women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 are potentially at an increased risk of other cancers.

Campaigners want education on skin cancer

A campaign group in Scotland has called upon the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee to take action on raising awareness of skin cancer.

Sunbeds may be addictive, warn researchers

Young people who regularly use sunbeds often display signs of addiction to using them, a US study has found.

Lifestyle changes could prevent one in four cases of bowel cancer by 2024

Improving lifestyles now could prevent 12,000 cases (26 per cent) of bowel cancer by the year 2024 - a new report by Cancer Research UK predicts today.

5,200 classrooms of UK kids start smoking every year

Every year around 157,000 children aged 11-15 start smoking - that's enough to fill 5,200 classrooms or make up nearly 14,000 junior football teams.

Broccoli molecule could curb breast cancer says study

Scientists have found that a molecule in vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and could be used alongside drugs to help...

NICE publishes new guidance for women at high risk of breast cancer

Almost half a million healthy women at high risk of breast cancer can now be offered drugs that can cut their chances of developing the disease.