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

News Post List

Six in seven women at high risk of breast cancer shun tamoxifen as a preventative measure

Six in seven women with a family history of breast cancer opt out of taking tamoxifen as a preventative measure, according to a study.

News digest – cancer blood test progress, health food police, Tessa Jowell and… a ‘cancer-detecting mole’?

This week’s news includes the hunt for a cancer blood test, health food police in supermarkets and a skin implant that spots cancer in mice.

UK to align with EU clinical trial rules after Brexit

The UK will align as closely as possible with EU rules on clinical trials following Brexit, the Government has said.

Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we explore what gives a cell the potential to become cancerous, and how the body stops this from happening.

Two Global Cancer Leaders Announce Ambitious Strategic Alliance

Cancer Research UK and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) are launching an international alliance to speed the pace of progress against cancer.

News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine.

Unclear if cancer test funding is being used as intended

NHS funding designed to improve cancer early diagnosis might not be reaching the right services, according to a new report.

'Killer' kidney cancers identified by studying their evolution

Scientists have discovered that kidney cancer follows distinct evolutionary paths, enabling them to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive.

Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

News digest: Sugar tax, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’, high-tech MRI and…cancer’s genetic roots?

In the news this week: 'sugar tax' on soft drinks and scientists publish results from the largest ever genetic analysis of cancer.