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Ovarian cancer drug could target gene fault in brain tumours

A genetic flaw that’s often found in a type of brain tumour may stop the cells from fixing damage to their DNA, findings from a new US study suggest.

It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

There's no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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.

News digest – an unhealthy ‘cake culture’, sugary breakfasts, sound waves, faulty ‘switches’ and… ketchup?

News digest: The unhealthy office ‘cake culture’; targeting cancer spread; soundwave technology; missed cancer waiting times, and… could trading ketchup for chilli sauce...

A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Our researchers may have found a new way to tap into the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Read about their work

Prostate cancer laser treatment: what you need to know

A clinical trial of a type of laser treatment for prostate cancer hit the headlines. What do the results mean for patients? We spoke to an expert to find out.

Piecing together breast cancers’ immune cell composition

Our scientists are looking at immune cells in breast cancer in greater detail than ever before.

News digest – cancer cells’ ‘safety catch’, a smartphone cancer app for doctors, lung cancer blood tests and… chocolate?

Cancer cells’ ‘safety catch’, a smartphone cancer app for doctors, blood tests and… chocolate?

Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

Talking about mouth cancer is important

We spoke to Charlie, a mouth cancer survivor, about the importance of spotting the disease early.

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