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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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News digest – artificial intelligence, e-cigarettes, cancer screening and animal ‘avatars’

In the news this week: a review into UK cancer screening highlights outdated NHS IT systems and scientists develop AI to detect early stage lung cancer.

News digest – bowel cancer rates, brain tumour ‘pink drink’, cigarette displays and chewing gum

In the news this week: bowel cancer rates in younger people is on the rise and fewer children smoke thanks to cigarette display bans in shops.

Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what's behind the increase?

Cancer drug approved for NHS use in England gives some multiple myeloma patients another option

A drug has been made available on the NHS in England for adults with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma who cannot receive standard treatment.

Breast cancer survivor reclaims her body with striking tattoo following a double mastectomy

Breast cancer survivor Wendy Dresner, 54, from Leeds, has had a tattoo inked across her mastectomy scars by David Beckham’s ‘angel’ tattooist, Louis Molloy.

Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

An immunotherapy for some patients with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some women with breast cancer have been approved for NHS Scotland.

Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests.

Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

Less chemotherapy better for older or frail patients with advanced stomach and oesophageal cancers

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling some advanced cancers for elderly patients, according to results of a Cancer Research UK funded trial.

Clinician scientist training: ‘You’re trying to carve out your own path with few examples to follow’

Changing clinical research training could make this career path more flexible, and help retain female scientists. We speak to a researcher for their take.

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