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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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Cancer Research UK cautious over "promising" skin cancer gene therapy

Cancer Research UK has cautiously welcomed the results of a US gene therapy trial.

Boost in childhood cancer survival rates 'due to clinical trials'

The recent increase in survival for children with cancer is due to more patients taking part in clinical trials, according a British study.

Radon gas in ordinary homes increases lung cancer risk, particularly for smokers

Radon gas1 in ordinary homes across the country increases the risk of lung cancer, particularly among smokers, according to research published online in the British...

More than five thousand children saved since 70s thanks to better cancer treatment

At least 5,600 more children have survived for at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer than would have done if survival rates had remained as they were in...

Semen risk not likely to affect cervical cancer says Cancer Research UK

Research which suggests that semen may encourage the growth of cervical or womb tumours is unlikely to affect women with cervical cancer, Cancer Research UK has said.

Small US study suggests celecoxib may reduce risk of lung cancer in former smokers

US scientists have found evidence that celecoxib could help prevent lung cancer in patients who used to smoke with an increased risk of the disease.

'Mutant' gene offers new clue to kidney cancer

An important discovery about how a faulty gene leads to kidney cancer could pave the way for new treatments to block kidney cancer growth, a study published today (Monday...

Experimental drugs for breast cancer could treat lung cancer too

Scientists have discovered that experimental drugs first developed for breast and ovarian cancer could be used to treat lung cancer.

Obesity reduces ovarian cancer survival say researchers

Obese women are less likely to survive ovarian cancer, new research has suggested The risks of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer have been previously linked to body mass...