Cancer news

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

Clinical Trials

The trans-Atlantic quest to find a winning combination of cancer drugs

An exciting new partnership will see a combination of drugs tested in mesothelioma, lung and pancreatic cancers for the first time.

A legacy of research – Beatrice and Harry’s story

Right now, people are doing amazing things to support our life-saving research. From flipping pancakes to pedalling for victory – every penny donated helps us beat cancer...

Lung cancer patients whose tumour has spread to the brain could be spared radiotherapy

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer which has spread to the brain could be spared whole brain radiotherapy.

Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it's like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

Cancer Research UK launches new trial to test drug against resistant bladder cancer

A clinical trial to test a drug which may stop bladder cancers becoming resistant to chemotherapy is being launched by Cancer Research UK.

Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Brain tumours are one of the biggest challenges in cancer research, but we have a plan to tackle them.

Are patients being told about opportunities to take part in research?

We see if all patients had equal opportunity to take part in cancer research.

#RightNow diary: from drug discovery to busking for science

Garry, a radio producer, is travelling the country to meet patients, researchers and survivors to share what's happening in their lives right now.

Prostate cancer trial results should mean fewer hospital trips to have radiotherapy

The results of a clinical trial testing radiotherapy doses for treating prostate cancer should be good news for men.

ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here's our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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