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Measuring up: how does the UK compare internationally on cancer survival?

New survival figures have revealed some encouraging trends around the world. But they also highlight how much progress still needs to be made in the UK.

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.

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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

We explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this disease.

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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Recently funded research – studying populations to piece together cancer clues

We look at the latest round of innovative and exciting new projects we’re funding in population research.

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Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

We look at the evidence on childhood obesity and cancer, uncovering a potential direct link between obesity in childhood and raised cancer risk in adults.

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