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Cancer explained

Can cervical cancer be cured?

Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women with over 600,000 cases diagnosed worldwide in 2020. However, the number of people diagnosed is falling thanks to a combination of screening and vaccination programmes.

Cancer explained

Why haven't we cured cancer yet?

We asked our experts to explain why this question is so common and what we need to do to find new cures for cancer.


How dietary fats help cancer to spread around the body

Researchers in Spain have discovered how fats found in palm oil can help cancer spread and have developed new drugs to stop it from happening.

10 November 2021


Our impact: Preventing bowel cancer with the psychiatric drug lithium

Professor Louis Vermeulen made a discovery that has led to the psychiatric drug lithium being tested in clinical trials to prevent bowel cancer.

01 July 2021