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

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Blood test could predict skin cancer's return

Scientists have discovered that testing skin cancer patients’ blood for tumour DNA could help predict the chances of an aggressive cancer returning.

ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

Experimental blood test predicts advanced prostate cancer outcome

A blood test could help predict which advanced prostate cancer patients are likely to do best when treated with certain targeted treatments.

PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We're announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Read our final roundup from this year's NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

Tumour cells in blood samples could predict prostate cancer spread

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease.

Molecule released by corrupted healthy cells could make pancreatic tumours more aggressive

Scientists have revealed an interaction between pancreatic cancer cells and their environment, which could lead to a new way of predicting patient outlook.

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