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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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Computer simulation suggests testing for HPV first could mean cervical screening can be stopped earlier

Cervical screening could be stopped at the age of 55 for some women if the HPV test is used first, according to a new computer simulation study.

Mobile phones and cancer: misleading headlines fail to mention rats

US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats.

Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.

News digest – breast cancer trials, height and cancer risk, bowel cancer in young people and immunotherapy

In the news this week: promising clinical trial results from ESMO 2018 and we call out an anti-smoking campaign’s hypocrisy.

Targeted drug could slow progression of ovarian cancer in women with faulty BRCA gene

A drug could help slow the progression of some advanced ovarian cancers and extend the time that patients show no signs of disease, according to new research.

Targeted drug could extend lives of some women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy could extend survival for some women with advanced breast cancer, according to new trial results.

Immunotherapy trial shows promise for some women with an aggressive breast cancer

An immunotherapy drug has shown promise for the first time in a form of aggressive breast cancer.

‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

The world's largest tobacco company has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they'd...

Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

Cancer trial shows treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves survival

Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment led to a 11 per cent* increase in survival for some men with advanced prostate cancer.

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