Cancer news

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

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New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

A new imaging technique uncovers oxygen levels in prostate tumours and could lead to a non-invasive way to determine which tumours are more difficult to treat.

PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

Beyond colour vision – spotting cancer when it hides between the red, green and blue

Our scientists are building new cameras that could help reveal 'invisible' tumours by illuminating them in a rainbow of colours.

Combining MRI scans could help spot where tumours are short of oxygen, helping to personalise treatment

Advances in MRI technology could help scientists and doctors tailor cancer treatment by measuring the oxygen levels inside tumours.

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We're announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

Could a smartphone app help doctors diagnose lung cancer?

We've developed an app that could help doctors analyse lung scans and care for patients who may be diagnosed with lung cancer.

International Day of Radiology: A day in the life of a breast imaging radiologist

For International Day of Radiology we caught up with Dr Nisha Sharma, a breast imaging radiologist, to shed some light on what radiology is all about.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

Brain tumour characteristics could help predict survival in people over 70

Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumour, and pressure in the brain, give insight into survival and treatment options for patients over 70.

Cancer waiting times: what’s causing the delays?

A key cancer waiting time target has been missed again in England, we investigate why.

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