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Our research findings

World Cancer Research Fund UK funds scientists around the world to conduct vital research into cancer risk and prevention. 

We fund studies on a variety of topics, from examining how different substances in our diets affect cancer to understanding the effects of sedentary behaviour on our children.

Read on to discover the latest results of this research.

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General cancer

Many of our research studies are looking at cancer as a whole and hope to reduce the risk of many cancers

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Bowel cancer

One of the most preventable of all cancers, our researchers are working hard to better understand bowel cancer

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer affects over 50,000 people a year in the UK. Our researchers aim to reduce that figure

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Lung cancer

Our researchers are investigating how healthy eating can reduce your risk of lung cancer

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Pancreatic cancer

We already know 1 in 5 cases of pancreatic cancer could be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.  Our researchers continue to investigate

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer

We have several researchers looking at prostate cancer, the most common cancer in UK men

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Skin cancer

We know sun exposure is a big risk factor for skin cancer and our researchers are studying the effect of other lifestyle factors

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Thyroid cancer

New research suggests thyroid cancer could be linked to overweight and obesity in women

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Womb cancer

WCRF UK researchers are looking at markers that could indicate the development of womb cancer