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

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News digest – Anti-malaria drug, a chemotherapy class, e-cigarettes and……a fossil?

Scientists at the Cancer Research UK Radiation Research Centre in Oxford showed that the anti-malaria drug atovaquone could help radiotherapy destroy tumours.

Expert opinion: Professor Karen Vousden, our new chief scientist

We recently appointed Professor Karen Vousden as our new chief scientist, previously director of our Beatson Institute in Glasgow since 2003. She has spent the last 30...

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...

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