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

Clinical Trials

SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol to trial new immuno-oncology treatment for advanced tumours

Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol Limited will trial an experimental immuno-oncology treatment for some patients with advanced tumours.

IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the lives of many...

‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Read Alfred's story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

Personalised vaccines to treat skin cancer show promise in small studies

Personalised vaccines have been used to successfully treat melanoma (skin cancer) patients in two small studies.

New bladder cancer therapy to start clinical trials

An experimental treatment for bladder cancer will move into an early phase clinical trial under an agreement signed today.

ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative CMF

Two clinical trials show promise with different targeted drugs for lung cancer

Two drugs targeting different gene faults in lung cancer have shown potential to be better than those already available.

‘Once in a career feeling’ as trial shows offering prostate cancer drug earlier improves survival

We take a look at results from the STAMPEDE clinical trial, which is researching how to improve treatment for men with prostate cancer.

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