Cancer news

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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Temozolomide sales reach $1 billion

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

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.

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.

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.

Gene faults linked to common type of brain tumour

Scientists in the United States have created a comprehensive gene map that throws light on the causes of a common form of brain tumour.

'Glow in the dark' brains aid tumour surgery

A multi-centre phase II clinical trial for a pioneering new surgical technique has started in the UK.

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.

Impotence drugs make chemotherapy more effective in rats

A US study has found that drugs used to treat impotence appear to help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy in rats with brain tumours.