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

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Cancer Research UK, MSD and Verastem collaborate to trial new combination of immunotherapy drugs

Cancer Research UK has today announced its first cross-company deal as part of its Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) Combinations Alliance.

MSD, Verastem...

The trans-Atlantic quest to find a winning combination of cancer drugs

In a corner of our head office, sits a team of six people. And since 2010, they’ve been quietly, but resolutely helping to develop new treatment options for cancer...

Miniature implanted ‘scaffold’ could detect breast cancer spread

Tiny implants under the skin could one day detect the spread of breast cancer early, according to a US study. 

Flicking the switch on cancer’s immaturity

Cancers are often born from just one cell that became faulty, developing into a tumour by copying itself over and over again.

But if you were to peer inside a...

Genetic switch for cancer cells’ immortality revealed

Scientists have revealed how a genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep growing.

“This research opens up the...

A tribute to Dr Gordon Peters

Dr Gordon Peters was an exceptional scientist who contributed hugely to our understanding of cancer. He was funded by Cancer Research UK, and our predecessor the Imperial...

Men with a high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles

Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle,...

Low cancer symptom awareness linked to lower chance of survival

In regions where cancer survival is poorer, people on average have lower awareness of cancer symptoms, according to new findings published today in the British Journal of...

1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis

Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer ‘alarm symptom’ in the year leading up to their...

News digest – Microsoft, Chan and Zuckerberg take on disease, fitness trackers, obesity in Scotland and… turmeric?

The tech and health worlds collided this week as software giant Microsoft launched ambitious plans to apply its computer skills to cancer research. And if you ignore the...

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