Cancer news

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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Viruses may boost immunotherapy in brain and breast cancer

Infecting tumours with viruses may boost the success of immunotherapy for brain and breast cancers, according to two new studies.

Electronic cap treatment improves brain tumour survival

Applying low frequency electric fields to the scalp of people with an aggressive type of brain tumour improves survival, according to a clinical trial.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Safety of gene therapy for brain tumours tested in early trial

Results from a small clinical trial suggest an experimental gene therapy is safe and has potential as a treatment for patients with a type of brain tumour.

Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

Brain tumour’s faulty genetics uncovered

An in-depth analysis of medulloblastoma brain tumours has identified faulty genes underlying the disease.

From finding cancers’ paper trail to harnessing the power of the Zika virus – our latest Pioneer Awards

Find out about the pioneering ideas our researchers are putting to the test, from harnessing the power of the Zika virus to finding cancer’s paper trail.

Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumour cells.

Ovarian cancer drug could target gene fault in brain tumours

A genetic flaw that’s often found in a type of brain tumour may stop the cells from fixing damage to their DNA, findings from a new US study suggest.

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