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Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Plan

Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Strategy.

Number of elderly diagnosed with cancer set to rocket by 80% in less than 20 years

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80% to nearly a quarter of a million by 2035, according to new figures.

Belief in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK.

More than 2,500 cancer cases a week could be avoided

More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a Cancer Research UK study.

Obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts

Teenagers are more than twice as likely to be obese if they remember seeing a junk food advert every day compared to those who couldn’t recall any in a month.

Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age

More than seven in 10 millennials – those born between the early 80s and mid 90s – are set to be overweight or obese between the ages of 35-44.

Cancer Research UK appoints leading expert to help accelerate advancements in clinical research

Cancer Research UK announces the appointment of Dr James Larkin as a new Senior Clinical Advisor in clinical research.

Cancer Research UK to invest £45 million in clinical trials

Cancer Research UK has announced that £45 million will be invested into its network of clinical trials units across the UK.

Major research project launched to crack aspirin's anti-cancer properties

Cancer Research UK launches an international study to answer the final questions before aspirin could be recommended to reduce cancer risk.

Cancer survival improving globally, but UK lagging behind

Cancer survival is increasing across the globe, according to a new study.

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