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

Clinical Trials

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.

Ovarian cancer drug reduces chance certain advanced breast cancers will get worse

A drug that’s already approved to treat certain ovarian cancers holds some advanced breast cancers at bay longer than standard chemotherapy.

Giving prostate cancer drug earlier extends lives of men whose disease has spread

Offering abiraterone (Zytiga) up-front with standard hormone treatment extends survival in men whose prostate cancer has spread.

Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 4

We speak to Jane Hair, a biobanker involved in the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 3

We speak to Amanda Watson, research nurse on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 2

We speak to Susie Brown, Trial Coordinator on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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