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

Drug Discovery And Development

Researchers exploit cancer’s faulty defence mechanism

Researchers in Germany have found a new way to exploit the differences between cancer cells and normal cells that could lead to new treatments.

Nearly all men survive testicular cancer

Survival for testicular cancer has risen by almost 30 per cent in the last 40 years, with nearly all men now beating the disease latest figures show.

Experimental melanoma drug shows promise in phase-III trial

Early results from a phase-III clinical trial of a new drug for advanced melanoma skin cancer indicate that it may help to improve survival.

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca sign deal to trial first-of-kind cancer drug

Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology have reached an agreement with AstraZeneca to take compound AZD-3965, a first-of-its-kind experimental drug to...

Cancer Research UK scientists target early bowel cancer prevention with new drug

Scientists from Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute have found that a new drug can reduce the number and size of pre-cancerous growths, or polyps, in the bowels...

Cancer Research UK and immatics biotechnologies launch trial for brain cancer

Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology with immatics biotechnologies have launched the first trial of a promising cancer vaccine.

CRT announces partnership with Cephalon to co-develop a new class of anti-cancer drugs

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) has announced an exclusive agreement with Cephalon, Inc., an international biotechnology company, to collaborate on the development of...

Powerful online cancer drug discovery database unveiled

A powerful new cancer drug discovery database has been launched to speed up the process of bringing drugs from 'bench to bedside'.

Exploiting cancer's 'double agent' could lead to new treatments for bowel cancer

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that the gene defects that cause some bowel cancers could become the targets for new personalised treatments. Their...

Diabetes treatment doubles skin cancer drug's effectiveness

Combining the experimental drug Avastin (bevacizumab) with the diabetes drug Metformin almost doubles its ability to reduce skin cancer growth, according to a study in...

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