Cancer news

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

Chemotherapy

Study suggests chemotherapy cream may improve appearance of ageing skin

A small clinical trial in the US has suggested that a chemotherapy cream used to treat a condition called actinic keratoses - which can develop into skin cancer - may also...

Postponing surgery reduces long term side effects for children with kidney cancer

Children given chemotherapy before surgery to treat the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, called Wilms' tumour, require less treatment and experience fewer long...

New molecular marker could predict if breast cancer patients need chemotherapy

A new predictive marker which could help doctors to decide whether breast cancer patients would benefit from chemotherapy has been identified by a team of scientists.

Anti-alcoholism drug could help treat most common type of adult brain cancer

A drug that has been used to treat alcoholic patients for more than sixty years could potentially help treat glioblastoma.

Study demonstrates drug's effect on breast cancer stem cells

When used in combination with traditional chemotherapy, new 'targeted' therapies don't just kill 'normal' cancer cells, but appear to be able to target the cancer 'stem...

US scientists harness nanoparticles for chemotherapy

Scientists have developed a method of custom designing ultra-small particles that may one day be used to precision-target chemotherapy without affecting healthy tissue....

Tree-derived stem cells may reduce cancer drug costs

UK scientists have shown that stem cells derived from trees could be used to produce a cancer drug called paclitaxel on a commercial scale, at low cost

Drug trial shows improved survival for breast cancer patients

A woman's chances of surviving early stage breast cancer could improve by a third if she is treated with a particular combination of chemotherapy drugs, according to a...

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival doubles since early 1970s

More than half of patients diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) are now surviving the disease thanks to improved diagnosis and treatment, according to a new report...

Docetaxel significantly increases survival for incurable gastric cancers

Survival for advanced stomach and oesophagael cancer patients increases by 40 per cent when treated with the chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel – providing evidence to prescribe...

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