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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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Survival rates improving for cancer of the womb but its incidence climbs in the over 60s

Five-year survival rates for womb cancer have risen to 77 per cent, an improvement of 16 per cent in the last 30 years.

New skin cancer unit opens in Dundee

A new centre has opened at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee to diagnose, treat and carry out research into skin cancer.

Study sheds light on Herceptin resistance in breast cancer

A new study has shed light on why some patients taking the breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) become resistant to the treatment.

Scientists find new genetic sites that increase Hodgkin's lymphoma risk

Researchers have identified three regions of DNA that appear to increase people's risk of developing Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Newcastle scientist tells Minister of new cancer hope

Understanding how prostate cancers become resistant to treatment should bring about a new breed of potent anti-cancer drugs, a leading Cancer Research UK scientist will...

Blood test provides 'snapshot' of tumour drug response

Counting the number of cancer cells in blood samples taken before and after treatment for advanced neuroendocrine tumours could provide a 'snapshot' of how well patients...

99% of smokers respecting ban but many unaware of lung cancer link

A new survey has revealed that the majority of people are not flouting the ban on smoking in public places in England, and many have attempted to give up since the law...

Men in denial over expanding waistlines

A new survey1 conducted by Cancer Research UK suggests that around a quarter of British men are in denial about their weight problem.

Screening for variety of genes could determine bowel cancer risk

Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Oxford have found that a number of genetic mutations could collectively raise bowel cancer risk, reporting their...