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Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far

The current consensus is that, right now, there isn’t a large enough body of evidence to prove that cannabis (or any of its active compounds or derivatives) can reliably treat any form of cancer but the medical use of cannabis to treat cancer-related chronic pain is approved in the UK.

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International Women’s Day 2022: three women in science share their stories

For International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our incredible researchers about their experiences as women in cancer research and what they think we need to do to secure the next generation of talented scientists.

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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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Opinion: ‘The UK must be more ambitious than just clearing the cancer backlog’

Despite staff working flat out, the pandemic has been devastating for NHS cancer services, writes Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician.

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Research shows one size doesn’t fit all for cervical screening in the trans and non-binary community

Dr Alison Berner and team asked 140 trans men and non-binary people to share their past experiences and attitudes towards cervical screening.

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One year on: How has COVID-19 affected cancer services?

Disruption to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment has led to more than 45,000 fewer people starting cancer treatment between March 2020 and March 2021.

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Ovarian cancer screening trial did not save lives

In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in.

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Elections 2021: What the results mean for people with cancer

With all the votes counted, what do the 2021 elections in Scotland and Wales and the Metro Mayer elections mean for people with cancer?

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Stressed out – the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy, but at a cost

A group of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are beginning to discover new vulnerabilities in cancer cells, which emerge when they enter ‘survival mode’.

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E-cigarettes: what we know and what we don’t

It’s been a decade since e-cigarettes first gained popularity in the UK. And as the popularity levels of e-cigarettes grew, so did the debate around them.

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