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

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer drug approved for use in Scotland, though concerns remain about patients getting the drug across the UK

Scotland is first part of the UK to make a drug routinely available on the NHS that can extend the lives of women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Long term benefits of immunotherapy emerging for some patients, though key questions remain

A number of cancer clinical trials involving immunotherapy treatments appear to be showing promise, according to new research.

3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Despite today's headlines, there's no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy

Drug fused to antibody shrinks triple negative breast tumours

A drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread, according to a clinical trial.

More breast cancer patients than previously thought could benefit from existing targeted treatment

As many as 1 in 5 women with breast cancer could benefit from a drug used to treat ovarian cancer, according to new estimates.

‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Our new report looks at what GPs know about offering tamoxifen and aspirin to lower the risk of, or prevent, certain cancers.

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

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