Cancer news

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

Immune System

Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

Lung cancer discovery points to a better way to personalise immunotherapy

New research by our scientists may have identified a new way to predict which patients might benefit from certain immunotherapies, and those who likely won’t.

8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

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.

Science Snaps: a fly on the wall of cancer research

We find out about what fruit flies have to teach us about how to fight cancer.

This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

CRISPR genome editing and immunotherapy – the early adopter

How is CRISPR genome editing helping harness the power of immunotherapy?

Blood tests, microbes, immunotherapy and more: AACR 2017’s hottest topics

At AACR 2017, thousands of doctors and scientists shared progress in cancer research. Read about the hottest topics.

Training viruses to be cancer killers

Professor Len Seymour’s team, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, have been developing a cancer-killing virus called EnAd. They've installed 'cell CCTV' in their lab...

British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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