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The results of a new study funded by Cancer Research UK reveal that 1.3 million lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco every year across the UK, US and BRICS nations The results of a new study funded by Cancer Research UK reveal that 1.3 million lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco every year across the UK, US and BRICS nations

by Jacob Smith | News | 16 November 2023

16 November 2023

Dr Matt Hoare explores the cancerisation field effect in liver disease and thinks cancer researchers need to pay attention to the increasing incidence of metabolic disorders… Dr Matt Hoare explores the cancerisation field effect in liver disease and thinks cancer researchers need to pay attention to the increasing incidence of metabolic disorders…

by Phil Prime | Interview | 3 October 2023

3 October 2023

Four bowls containing brown, white, granulated and cubed sugar.
  • Science & Technology
  • 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

Supermarket shelves filled with crisps and sweets

Malcolm Clark, Senior Prevention Policy Manager, gives an insight into Cancer Research UK’s cancer prevention work and the recent government decision on junk food marketing. Malcolm Clark, Senior Prevention Policy Manager, gives an insight into Cancer Research UK’s cancer prevention work and the recent government decision on junk food marketing.

by Malcolm Clark | Opinion | 15 December 2022

15 December 2022

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From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change. From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

by Lilly Matson | In depth | 6 July 2022

6 July 2022

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Health inequalities
A person stepping onto a set of scales

Lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in BMC Medicine. Lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in BMC Medicine.

by Jacob Smith | News | 19 April 2022

19 April 2022

Michelle Mitchell chief executive Cancer Research UK

We’ve had plans before. What we need is leadership, commitment and competence. Addressing cancer inequalities and cancer prevention must be central to the plan. We’ve had plans before. What we need is leadership, commitment and competence. Addressing cancer inequalities and cancer prevention must be central to the plan.

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 4 February 2022

4 February 2022