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

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Early surgery for 'low-grade' brain tumours may result in longer survival

Early surgery for patients with slow-growing, low-grade glioma brain tumours may result in better survival than a wait-and-see approach.

People fear cancer more than other serious illness

More than a third of people in the UK fear cancer more than other life-threatening conditions - such as Alzheimer's, stroke and heart disease according to a Cancer...

Diabetic drug protects against brain-radiation side effects

A widely-used diabetic drug could help prevent some of the side effects experienced by cancer patients receiving whole-brain radiation therapy.

New guidelines may speed up child brain tumour diagnosis

Birmingham Children's Hospital, Universities of Nottingham and Southampton have guidelines that should help doctors diagnose brain tumours in children

Cancer risk to children of having older parents

Older parents are at significantly increased risk of having a child with the most common form of leukaemia, Cancer Research UK reveals.