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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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Cells use allergic response to protect against cancer-causing damage

Cancer Research UK scientists have found that the body's surveillance for cancer causing damage and its response to allergies share a common pathway, according to research...

Smoking and drinking cut cancer survival says study

A new study has highlighted that people who smoke and drink heavily are likely to have a lower chance of surviving cancer.

Scottish bar staff secondhand smoke exposure down 86%

Scottish bar staff are exposed to 86 per cent less smoke following the launch of smokefree legislation in the country almost a year ago, say scientists.

Brand new computer games partnership encourages donations to charity shops

Cancer Research UK and Electronic Arts Ltd, the leading interactive entertainment software company, have teamed up to encourage people to donate unwanted items to the...

New hope for ways to overcome drug resistance in lung cancer

New hope for ways to overcome drug resistance in lung cancer

New Quit Kit could aid smoking cessation

A new Quit Kit developed by scientists and smokers could help people to give up smoking in the New Year.

ASH Scotland calls for new tobacco reduction action plan

A new direction needs to be taken if Scotland is to make further progress in reducing the impact and incidence of smoking, it has been suggested.

Ј15m fund to provide advanced radiotherapy to 8,000 patients

A new Ј15 million fund could provide nearly 8,000 more cancer patients with access to an advanced radiotherapy technique that results in fewer side effects.

Researchers modify virus to hunt down and wipe out cancer cells

Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Leeds have developed a new way of modifying viruses to seek out and destroy cancer cells, according to research...

Scientists find promising new target for aggressive breast cancer

Women with triple negative breast cancer are more likely to have high levels of the MET biomarker in their tumours, making it a good new target for cancer drugs