Cancer news

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

Chemotherapy

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.

High-tech scans spare lymphoma patients intensive chemo

Hodgkin lymphoma patients can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech scans that can predict the outcome of treatment.

Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy improves survival for patients with rare brain tumour

Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy delays further growth of a rare type of brain tumour, increasing the number of patients alive at five years.

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.

Immunotherapy and chemo combination shows early promise for pancreatic cancer

An experimental drug that stimulates the immune system, used in combination with chemotherapy, shrank tumours in patients with pancreatic cancer.

‘Controlling’ tumours with chemo may help manage some cancers long-term

Using low doses of chemotherapy to keep cancer at bay might be more effective than trying to destroy the tumour outright.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

Grand Challenge seven: kill cancer cells using new ‘smart drugs’

We explore our seventh Grand Challenge, attempting to pull off the ultimate cell heist and use new 'smart drugs' to selectively kill cancer cells.

What do palladium metal, Charles Darwin and Salmonella have in common?

We look at three exciting new projects funded through our Pioneer Award scheme.

Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

There are microscopic communities living inside all of us.

These communities are made up of bacteria that happily live on or inside our bodies. Each community is...

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