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A patient preparing for a breast screening (mammogram) with a healthcare professional

Cancer Research UK have included breast cancer in its analysis of smoking and cancer risk for the first time. Here, we take a closer look at what that means. Cancer Research UK have included breast cancer in its analysis of smoking and cancer risk for the first time. Here, we take a closer look at what that means.

by Karis Betts | Analysis | 9 July 2024

9 July 2024

A stack of cigarettes, one of them smoking

The number of cancer cases caused by smoking in the UK has reached an all-time high of 160 cases every day, new analysis shows The number of cancer cases caused by smoking in the UK has reached an all-time high of 160 cases every day, new analysis shows

by Jacob Smith | News | 9 July 2024

9 July 2024

A young Nepalese girl standing among a group of women

Through the International Cancer Prevention programme, we’re helping to expand access to HPV vaccination for adolescent girls in low and middle income countries, to prevent cervical cancer. Through the International Cancer Prevention programme, we’re helping to expand access to HPV vaccination for adolescent girls in low and middle income countries, to prevent cervical cancer.

by Elle Pearson | News | 24 June 2024

24 June 2024

Squamous epithelial cells of human cervix under the microscope view.
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

70 years of progress in cervical cancer research

25 years ago, our scientists showed that nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). But that’s not where our story with cervical cancer research starts, and it certainly isn’t where it ends. 25 years ago, our scientists showed that nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). But that’s not where our story with cervical cancer research starts, and it certainly isn’t where it ends.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 17 June 2024

17 June 2024

Cancer Research UK scientists in the lab

NHS England will offer the newly-approved dabrafenib plus trametinib combination to children and young people whose gliomas are being driven by a specific genetic mutation. NHS England will offer the newly-approved dabrafenib plus trametinib combination to children and young people whose gliomas are being driven by a specific genetic mutation.

by Tim Gunn | News | 13 June 2024

13 June 2024

People at a party wearing party hats

In this third and final article in this special series about our PPI project ‘How can we share research together? A co-creation project to make scientific research more accessible’ we hear from one of the patient representatives who took part in the project, Holly Spencer. Here Holly reflects on her diagnosis, her interest in patient and public involvement and her experience of being part of this project. In this third and final article in this special series about our PPI project ‘How can we share research together? A co-creation project to make scientific research more accessible’ we hear from one of the patient representatives who took part in the project, Holly Spencer. Here Holly reflects on her diagnosis, her interest in patient and public involvement and her experience of being part of this project.

by Holly Spencer | Personal stories | 11 June 2024

11 June 2024

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series How can we share research together?
Sample bottles in a lab

A spit test that predicts people's genetic risk of prostate cancer could help find more cases earlier, according to the BARCODE 1 trial. A spit test that predicts people's genetic risk of prostate cancer could help find more cases earlier, according to the BARCODE 1 trial.

by Tim Gunn | News | 1 June 2024

1 June 2024

A medical professional drawing a dose of a vaccine from a vial with a syringe

Thousands of cancer patients in England are set to gain fast-tracked access to trials of personalised cancer vaccines following the launch of a world-leading NHS trial ‘matchmaking' service Thousands of cancer patients in England are set to gain fast-tracked access to trials of personalised cancer vaccines following the launch of a world-leading NHS trial ‘matchmaking' service

by Jacob Smith | News | 31 May 2024

31 May 2024