Cancer news

Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

News Post List

CRT’s Discovery Laboratories extends alliance with Merck to develop new cancer drugs

Cancer Research Technology has signed a further deal with Merck to discover new cancer drugs targeting the Hippo pathway.

Lung cancer discovery points to a better way to personalise immunotherapy

New research by our scientists may have identified a new way to predict which patients might benefit from certain immunotherapies, and those who likely won’t.

News digest – 8 new grand cancer challenges, blood tests, personalising immunotherapy and… ‘go natural’?

8 new Grand Challenges in cancer research launched, blood tests for prostate cancer, making immunotherapy more personal and… ‘go natural’? Here’s our weekly news digest....

Tumour characteristics could predict immunotherapy success in lung cancer

The molecular make-up of lung tumours could help identify patients who might benefit from immunotherapy treatment up front, a new study has found.

New bladder cancer therapy to start clinical trials

An experimental treatment for bladder cancer will move into an early phase clinical trial under an agreement signed today.

8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

Cancer Research UK appoints Professor Charles Swanton as its chief clinician

Cancer Research UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Charles Swanton as its new chief clinician.

Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Cancer Research UK sets out latest £20m Grand Challenges to beat cancer sooner

Cancer Research UK launches the second phase of its global Grand Challenge, with eight new questions identified as some of the biggest barriers to progress.

Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment.

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