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

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Brexit – what does it mean for Cancer Research UK?

There has been plenty of talk in recent weeks about Brexit, the UK’s impending departure from the EU. Once the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, kick starts the process of...

Anti-malaria drug could make tumours easier to treat

An anti-malaria drug could help radiotherapy destroy tumours according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Nature Communications today.

‘We urgently need kinder treatments for children’ – Noemi and Zofeya’s story

When she was 4 years old, Zofeya was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumour. Now 7, Zofeya lives with her parents Noemi and Matthew, and brother Malacai,...

News digest – Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, pancreatic cancer spending triples, oily fish and… pickled sharks?

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer, says an article published in the journal Addiction. This re-affirms what we already know about the link between alcohol...

‘I constantly see research improving outcomes for patients’ – Richard’s story

Dr Richard Adams, 46, is an oncologist and cancer researcher based at Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre in Wales.

Three years ago, he was diagnosed...

From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

About a decade after World War II, an unexplained phenomenon hit US sheep farmers in Southern Idaho.

In the affected area up to a quarter of new born lambs had...

“Having cancer made it professional and personal” – Lauren’s story.

Lauren Honey, 22, is studying politics in Newcastle and loves travelling. She’s also a Cancer Research UK Campaigns Ambassador. These vital supporters help with our...

Cancer Research UK boosts efforts to overcome deadliest cancer as rates climb

Cancer Research UK has tripled its investment in pancreatic cancer, one of the hardest cancers to treat, since launching its research strategy in 2014 according to new...

Tackling hard-to-treat cancers – what, how and why?

Cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years, but progress hasn’t been equal across all types of the disease. For some forms of cancer, survival has lagged behind –...

Government’s increase in NHS spending deemed ‘misleading’ according to Health Committee

The Government has been accused of issuing "misleading" figures over its pledge to increase NHS funding.

"Money is always tight, but investing in the cancer strategy...

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