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Can playing games support healthier eating habits? We take a look at research pitting bright colours and brain training against cravings. Can playing games support healthier eating habits? We take a look at research pitting bright colours and brain training against cravings.

by Julia Cotterill | Analysis | 13 February 2024

13 February 2024

A microscope image showing cells affected by Barrett's oesophagus, a precancer that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.   For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 9 February 2024

9 February 2024

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Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time. Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 2 February 2024

2 February 2024

Stained cervical cells viewed under the microscope

22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer. 22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 22 January 2024

22 January 2024

An image of a capsule sponge, a test for Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer

Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year.  Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year. 

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 11 January 2024

11 January 2024

A Cancer Research UK-funded researcher in the lab.

We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.   We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.  

by Tim Gunn | News | 10 January 2024

10 January 2024

Bacterial microbiome mapping. Orange lines making connections and overlapping each other.

The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and even viruses. A research group believes this bustling community could be the key for preventing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and even viruses. A research group believes this bustling community could be the key for preventing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 3 January 2024

3 January 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

A cloud of smoke from a cigarette

The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study

by Jacob Smith | News | 14 December 2023

14 December 2023

The International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC's) website, seen on a phone and a computer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has evaluated the risks of two types of forever chemical. Here's what the evidence tells us. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has evaluated the risks of two types of forever chemical. Here's what the evidence tells us.

by Tim Gunn, Sophie Brooks | News | 11 December 2023

11 December 2023