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

Cancer Genes

A new era for pancreatic cancer: The Dream Team

We catch up with Professor Gerard Evan, a cancer genetics expert in Cambridge, to hear about his Stand Up To Cancer-funded work on pancreatic cancer.

Improving treatments for childhood nerve cancer means understanding its complexity

New research points to a possible way to help personalise treatment for a type of childhood cancer.

The trans-Atlantic quest to find a winning combination of cancer drugs

An exciting new partnership will see a combination of drugs tested in mesothelioma, lung and pancreatic cancers for the first time.

Genetic switch for cancer cells’ immortality revealed

Scientists have revealed how a genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep growing.

Bowel bacteria, drugs targeting cancers’ metabolic weaknesses and DNA ‘signatures’ – the brightest new ideas in cancer research

What do you get when you combine scientists, a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch, and £200,000 to fund cancer research?

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren't. We explore why.

Dundee research explains drug resistance in ovarian cancer

Scientists in Dundee have uncovered important information about how ovarian cancer becomes resistant to certain treatments.

From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance.

Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.

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