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The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ has been hard to avoid in recent years. But what are they? And do they really impact our health? The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ has been hard to avoid in recent years. But what are they? And do they really impact our health?

by Sophie Wedekind | In depth | 18 April 2024

18 April 2024

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Cancer screening saves thousands of lives each year. Here are our top tips for making the screening process just a little bit easier. Cancer screening saves thousands of lives each year. Here are our top tips for making the screening process just a little bit easier.

by Sophie Brooks | In depth | 9 April 2024

9 April 2024

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2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

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Why do some cancers, and some groups of people, tend to be diagnosed later? Here's our investigation into inequalities in early diagnosis. Why do some cancers, and some groups of people, tend to be diagnosed later? Here's our investigation into inequalities in early diagnosis.

by Hope Walters | In depth | 23 November 2023

23 November 2023

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Health inequalities
Microscopic images of pleural fluid cytology of a small cell oat cell carcinoma
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

10 ways we’ve influenced progress in lung cancer

From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer. From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer.

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 November 2023

1 November 2023

Steph Phillips, Dr Miriam Dixon-Zegeye & Professor Sarah Blagden

We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease. We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 19 September 2023

19 September 2023

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Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, more than one million deaths have been avoided in the UK since the mid-1980s. We’re celebrating just a few of our cancer research milestones over the past 40 years. And, to show just what they mean, we’re highlighting some of the special moments they’ve made possible.  Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, more than one million deaths have been avoided in the UK since the mid-1980s. We’re celebrating just a few of our cancer research milestones over the past 40 years. And, to show just what they mean, we’re highlighting some of the special moments they’ve made possible. 

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 September 2023

1 September 2023

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  • Health & Medicine

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We take a look at claims that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells and explore the links between the amount of sugar in our diets and obesity. We take a look at claims that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells and explore the links between the amount of sugar in our diets and obesity.

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 16 August 2023

16 August 2023

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Find out more about some common sun safety myths and learn how to stay sun safe this summer Find out more about some common sun safety myths and learn how to stay sun safe this summer

by Beth Vincent | In depth | 31 July 2023

31 July 2023

Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS, visits a patient on the service's first day.

To celebrate 75 years of the NHS, we’ve put together a timeline showing some of its biggest contributions to cancer care.   To celebrate 75 years of the NHS, we’ve put together a timeline showing some of its biggest contributions to cancer care.  

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 5 July 2023

5 July 2023