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Cancer risk in men to reach 1 in 2

Scientists working at the Cambridge Research Institute Credit: PA

A new study, partly carried out at the Cambridge Research Institute, says men's lifetime risk of developing cancer is set to reach one in two in the UK by 2027.

Cancer Research UK** is launching a new awareness and fundraising campaign with a TV advert that will go live on Boxing Day.**

The ad features Jason Carroll from the Cambridge Research Institute, and can be viewed here:

Women's lifetime cancer risk is also increasing and is predicted to rise from 40 to 44 out of every 100 women by 2027.**

The projected increase is largely due to the fact that people are living longer and cancer is predominantly a disease of old age. But thanks to research, survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years and more people in East Anglia are now beating the disease than ever before. **