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

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News digest – HRT, body fat, chemo-killing bacteria and… tattoos?

From this week’s cancer news we look at chemo-killing bacteria and ask: Can tattoos really give you cancer? Read the digest for more.

Immunotherapy and targeted drugs could stop some melanomas from returning

Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.

News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

News digest – CAR T cells, nanomachines, vaping in teens and… selfies diagnosing cancer?

This week the US approves CAR T cell therapy, scientists make nanomachines to drill cancer cells in a lab and developers claim an app spots pancreatic cancer.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children's cancers.

News digest – vitamin supplements, cancer ‘avatars’, immunotherapy targets, and… Wi-Fi worries?

In this week's cancer news there's vitamin supplements and lung cancer risk, physical activity in middle age and immunotherapy research. Read our digest for more.

How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.

Studies highlight ‘potential new targets for immunotherapy’

Scientists have uncovered two potential ways to help the immune system fight cancer better, opening up new avenues for future immunotherapy research.

News digest – calorie crackdown, e-cigarettes, blood tests and… vitamin C?

This week’s cancer news features calorie crackdown plans for childhood obesity, vaping in teens and vitamin C for blood cancers. Read our digest for more.

News digest – NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and… at-home genetic tests?

NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here's our weekly news digest.

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