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

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News digest – ‘Trojan-horse’ drugs, our largest research investment to date, magic mushrooms and… ‘white wine causes melanoma’?

We announced a £226 million commitment to cancer research. This is our largest investment to date – see our press release for the info.

£226 million UK investment in cancer research announced

Cancer Research UK has announced the largest investment to date into its network of Centres across the UK. £190 million has been committed to 13 Cancer Research UK Centres...

New device could help make cancer surgery more accurate

A new probe can distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue samples, according to a new Australian study. 

The device, which could provide surgeons with...

Pancreatic cancer and diabetes – a cellular case of chicken and egg

We’ve all heard the age-old question about the chicken and the egg.

Well scientists studying the link between diabetes (a condition where the amount of glucose in...

Breast cancer drug could prevent the disease in high-risk women

Thousands of healthy women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered a better drug option to reduce their risk of getting the disease.

Milder chemotherapy drug could extend the lives of some leukaemia patients

People with a severe type of leukaemia could benefit from a milder chemotherapy drug, according to a new US study. 

Patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)...

Helping patients get the right cancer test first time, and faster

Imagine over a 3 week period you experience unexplained weight loss and bowel problems.

You go to your GP and you’re referred to a local hospital to be seen by a...

News digest – a bathtub of sugary drinks, struggling pathology labs, plain cigarette packaging in Oz and…. jet lag?

The week started with a Government announcement that an extra £2 billion will be spent on scientific research by 2020. Our CEO, Sir Harpal Kumar, welcomed the announcement...

Talking about mouth cancer is important

New statistics published today show that the rates of mouth cancer in the UK have jumped by 68 per cent over the last 20 years.

The figures have been released...

Mouth cancer rates soar over 20 years

A new Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68* per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.