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

Clinical Trials

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chemotherapy in higher average doses reduces the risk of early stage breast cancer coming back, according to new unpublished results.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

News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

Keyhole oesophageal cancer surgery as good as more invasive operations

Keyhole surgery for oesophageal cancer is as good as more invasive surgery in terms of survival, according to unpublished clinical trial results.

Cancer Research UK launches trial to test new drug in patients with advanced cancer

A clinical trial to test a new cancer drug in patients with advanced solid tumours, launches in four centres across the UK today.

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