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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 – hot tea, cancer doctor shortages, junk food ad ban proposals and baby Grady  

In this week’s news: headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details and Government proposes junk food ad watershed.

Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

Targeted lymphoma drug gets green light for NHS in England

People with a certain type of lymphoma will now have access to a targeted cancer drug, called brentuximab vedotin, on the NHS in England.

The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin's evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

Headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details

Hot drinks have hit headlines today, with new research sparking claims that hot tea ‘doubles the risk of oesophageal cancer’. But how hot is hot? And are the headlines...

Cancer doctor shortage ‘will impact patients’, says Royal College

A shortage of cancer doctors in the NHS is likely to impact patients, according to a new report.

Breast cancer death rates continue to fall in UK

Breast cancer death rates will fall in the UK and across nearly all EU countries in 2019, a new study predicts.

Science Snaps: Revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer

Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that's found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.

Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.

Government proposes banning junk food ads before 9pm

Junk food adverts on TV and online could be banned before 9pm as part of Government plans to help tackle childhood obesity.

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