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Ageing population one of the main causes of increase

Tom Huddlestone cuts his hair following goal in Hull City's 6-0 win over Fulham

The former Tottenham player had promised to cut his locks when he ended his scoring drought

Researchers concluded that while there is still a strong association between smoking and lung cancer, there is no significant relationship between the cancer and exposure to passive smoke

Study finds no clear link between lung cancer and second-hand smoke

There is "no clear link" between secondhand smoke and lung cancer, a study led by researchers at Stanford University has found.

Tobacco manufacturers have been accused of producing packaging aimed at attracting young smokers

Equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in UK, according to research

At current rates, half of these children will die because of their habit if they carry on smoking

Survival rates increase for children beating cancer

The number of children beating cancer has risen to more than eight in 10, figures show.

Wikileaks, Bitcoin and Raspberry Pi named by UK trust for promoting 'inspiring social change'

Projects covered a range of areas including "social exclusion", "access to knowledge" and "civic empowerment"

Young teenagers rate slimline cigarettes as stylish, feminine and possibly safer than regular brands, say researchers

Teenagers 'think slim cigarettes are safer' says report

Young teenagers rate slimline cigarettes as stylish, feminine and possibly safer than regular brands, say researchers.

A doctor examines a woman for signs of skin cancer

'The beginning of a new era': More than half of skin cancer patients could be cured with new treatment

Mixture of two drugs break down cancer cells' defence and reboot patient's immune system

Tories unveil £400m cash boost to extend controversial cancer drugs fund

Controversial drugs scheme to be extended despite criticism from doctors

Researchers hope this implant will instruct immune cells to home in on and kill cancer cells

Tiny implant which battles skin cancer to begin human trials

Cancer Research UK says that the technique shows 'real potential'

Scientists discover gene that could help protect against ovarian cancer

DNA found in mice could help women if it plays similar role in humans

A proposed model of an unbranded cigarettes pack

Colourful cigarette packs do appeal to children, say UK mums

The country’s mothers and grandmothers have thrown their support behind plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging for cigarettes, according to a poll released today.

Men are '70 per cent more likely to die from skin cancer than women'

Cancer Research UK data shows the gap comes despite similar numbers of men and women being diagnosed each year

Stark regional differences of cancer mortality and incidence rates are revealed for the first time today by Cancer Research UK, leading to calls for more to be done to address health inequality in Britain

Cancer survival rates show stark reality of north-south divide

Stark regional differences of cancer mortality and incidence rates are revealed for the first time today by a leading charity, resulting in calls for more to be done to address health inequality in Britain.

A patient undergoes radiotherapy treatment

Cancer treatment breakthrough? Scientists reveal hope for protecting patients from radiotherapy and chemotherapy

Drugs shield sensitive gastrointestinal tract from toxic effects

Survival rates are improving for all types of cancer

Testicular cancer ‘cure’ almost a reality as 96% are successfully treated with chemotherapy

Chemotherapy treatment has boosted the survival rate to 96 per cent

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