Cancer news

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

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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.

How imaging could help personalise breast cancer treatment

Advanced imaging technology is helping our scientists understand how key molecules fuel the growth of breast cancer cells.

#RightNow diary: from heat maps to motorcycle zen

Garry, a radio producer, is travelling the country to meet patients, researchers and survivors to share what’s happening in their lives right now.

Inherited gene faults could play greater role in advanced prostate cancer than previously thought

Inherited gene faults are more common among men with advanced prostate cancer than in those with localised disease.

DNA analysis brings scientists step closer to ‘complete picture’ of breast cancer

An analysis of the complete genetic code of hundreds of breast tumours could lead to more personalised care for patients.

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