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

Clinical Trials

Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

Precision drug could treat different cancers with rare gene fault  

A new targeted drug could be used to treat a small number of advanced cancers no matter where they grow in the body, according to new trial results.

Cancer Research UK to invest £45 million in clinical trials

Cancer Research UK has announced that £45 million will be invested into its network of clinical trials units across the UK.

Apalutamide delays spread of certain prostate cancers in trial

An experimental hormone therapy delays the spread of prostate cancer that has stopped responding to standard treatment, according to new clinical trial results.

2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

Breast cancer less likely to come back with more intensive chemo

Giving chemotherapy in higher average doses reduces the risk of early stage breast cancer coming back, according to new unpublished results.

Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

Experimental drug trial seeks to improve treatment for head and neck cancer

A trial to test an experimental drug in patients with head and neck cancer launches in the UK through the Combinations Alliance.

Scientists exploit leaks in blood brain barrier to treat glioblastoma

An ovarian cancer drug can leak through the blood brain barrier to reach brain tumours and could be an effective treatment for glioblastoma.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.