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Melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK have reached an all-time high according to new analysis released today from Cancer Research UK. Melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK have reached an all-time high according to new analysis released today from Cancer Research UK.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 7 July 2023

7 July 2023

4 cigarettes in a pile

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead and Association of Directors of Public Health Board Member, explains why she believes the Government need to commit to a tobacco-free future for the next generation Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead and Association of Directors of Public Health Board Member, explains why she believes the Government need to commit to a tobacco-free future for the next generation

by Alice Wiseman | Opinion | 30 June 2023

30 June 2023

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

Vaccine vial and needle

Children in England will need only one dose of the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical and other related cancers from September 2023. Children in England will need only one dose of the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical and other related cancers from September 2023.

by In collaboration with PA Media Group | News | 21 June 2023

21 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

a smoking cigarette

New analysis released on World No Tobacco Day by Cancer Research UK estimates that tobacco causes the death of one person every five minutes in the UK New analysis released on World No Tobacco Day by Cancer Research UK estimates that tobacco causes the death of one person every five minutes in the UK

by Amy Warnock | News | 31 May 2023

31 May 2023

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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

Elliot Colburn MP, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, on why he supports Cancer Research UK’s work on a Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care – a blueprint which aims to help transform cancer care in this country Elliot Colburn MP, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, on why he supports Cancer Research UK’s work on a Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care – a blueprint which aims to help transform cancer care in this country

by Elliot Colburn MP | Opinion | 9 May 2023

9 May 2023

Talking about cancer can save lives and help to break down the barriers people may face to seeking help. We know that talking about cancer isn’t easy, but we want to help you with our 10 top tips Talking about cancer can save lives and help to break down the barriers people may face to seeking help. We know that talking about cancer isn’t easy, but we want to help you with our 10 top tips

by Sophie Lindsay-Ogg | Analysis | 24 April 2023

24 April 2023

A shopping trolley filled with fresh vegetables

In partnership with British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, we have released our new Trolley Trends analysis which explores attitudes and behaviours around healthy eating and food shopping In partnership with British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK, we have released our new Trolley Trends analysis which explores attitudes and behaviours around healthy eating and food shopping

by Amy Hirst | Analysis | 20 April 2023

20 April 2023