Cancer news

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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

'No link' between using mobile phones and brain tumours

There is no link between using a mobile phone and developing tumours in the brain or central nervous system.

Personalised radiotherapy treatment set to benefit from CERN software

A collaboration of scientific disciplines is developing pioneering software to design radiotherapy tailored to an individual.

Cancer Research UK welcomes glioma drug ruling

The number of patients with glioma who are eligible to receive temozolomide on the NHS has been increased following an appeal to NICE.

Eight gene mutations appear to cause childhood brain cancer

Canadian scientists have identified eight genes that appear to be involved in the development of the most common form of childhood brain cancer.

Temozolomide sales reach $1 billion

Sales of Temozolomide*, an anti-cancer drug developed by Cancer Research UK scientists, have reached $1 billion**.

Experts issue warning over private brain screening tests

Experts question the benefits of brain screening tests, which can be used by people who want reassurance they do not have a tumour.

Discovery of protein link may lead to brain tumour treatment

US researchers have identified a link between two proteins found in brain tumours which could lead to treatment of an aggressive form of the disease.

Study offers childhood brain tumour treatment hope

Results from a new study suggests that the most common type of brain tumour seen in children may be driven by a specific set of gene faults.

Brain tumour gene link found

Cancer Research UK funded Scientists have discovered a mutation in a DNA repair gene which may increase the risk of developing meningioma.

Infections could contribute to adult brain tumours

Statistical analysis carried out by scientists in the UK and Holland has revealed infections could act as a trigger for certain brain tumours.