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The single biggest risk factor for cancer is age, with around half of all cancer cases occur in people aged 70 and over in the UK.
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A 3D illustration of red blood cells inside a vein or artery

New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers. New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 29 June 2023

29 June 2023

Lung adenocarcinoma cells

Researchers have developed a new model to study senescence in, and found that clearing a certain type of senescent cell from the tumour microenvironment could prevent some lung cancers. Researchers have developed a new model to study senescence in, and found that clearing a certain type of senescent cell from the tumour microenvironment could prevent some lung cancers.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 1 June 2023

1 June 2023

An elderly male patient sat on a hospital bed

Ageing is often the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor, overshadowed by preventable risk factors like smoking and obesity. Now, Cancer Grand Challenges are bringing bringing the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor into the spotlight.  Ageing is often the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor, overshadowed by preventable risk factors like smoking and obesity. Now, Cancer Grand Challenges are bringing bringing the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor into the spotlight. 

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 29 May 2023

29 May 2023

Two of our Cancer Awareness Nurses at a stop of our Cancer Awareness Roadshow

Our nurses have answered some of the frequently asked questions they hear on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow and at Cancer Awareness in the Workplace sessions. Our nurses have answered some of the frequently asked questions they hear on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow and at Cancer Awareness in the Workplace sessions.

by Sophie Marshall | In depth | 2 March 2023

2 March 2023

A team of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have been investigating the role of exercise in reducing the risk of liver cancer in mice A team of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have been investigating the role of exercise in reducing the risk of liver cancer in mice

by Alex Lathbridge | Analysis | 15 February 2021

15 February 2021

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series Science Surgery
Photo of an elderly man holding a walking stick

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results. Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

by Gabriella Beer | Analysis | 15 May 2019

15 May 2019

Age is the single biggest risk factor for cancer. We explore why age increases the risk of cancer and what it means. Age is the single biggest risk factor for cancer. We explore why age increases the risk of cancer and what it means.

by Clare Hyde | Analysis | 20 June 2018

20 June 2018

Cosmetics

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk. The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

by Nikki Smith | Analysis | 12 October 2017

12 October 2017

Luck
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details. New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 25 August 2016

25 August 2016