Cancer news

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

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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.

Everything you really need to know about DNA sequencing

We explore how we got to where we are today with DNA sequencing and the science behind it.

Test could spare breast cancer patients unnecessary chemotherapy

A gene test may improve the way doctors treating women with early-stage breast cancer identify those who can safely avoid post-surgery chemotherapy.

Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that's tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

Blocking the escape routes: how an HIV drug exposes skin cancer’s weaknesses

A new study from our scientists has found that treating melanoma cells with an HIV drug could make them more sensitive to a 'targeted' cancer drug.

Cancer ‘master control switch’ could help tumours hide from immune system

Scientists have found a crucial link between a gene often found to be overactive in cancer cells, and tumours’ ability to hide from the immune system.

Piecing together the mosaic: how genetic research is revealing new connections

As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.

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