Cancer news

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

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

More support needed for GPs to make best use of cancer preventing drugs

A new Cancer Research UK report reveals that GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers.

Big data brings breast cancer research forwards by 'decades'

Scientists have created a ‘map’ linking cell shape and genes in breast cancer, and matched it to real disease outcomes.

Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Meet our new leaders, who are spearheading research to tackle some of the biggest questions we need to answer to help more people survive cancer.

Breast screening can lead to some women having unnecessary treatment

Around a third of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer or DCIS through screening in Denmark are likely to receive unnecessary treatment.

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