Cancer news

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

Immunotherapy

Gut microbes linked to immunotherapy response in melanoma patients

Patients with malignant melanoma are more likely to respond to immunotherapy treatment if they had greater diversity in their gut bacteria.

Immune cells may become ‘exhausted’ during immunotherapy

Specialised immune cells can become ‘exhausted’ following immunotherapy to treat cancer, limiting the treatment’s effectiveness in some people.

Researchers deploy viruses to improve cancer treatments

STAND UP TO CANCER-funded researchers are using viruses to ramp up the effectiveness of a range of cancer treatments – including immunotherapy and radiotherapy.

Seeing past cancer’s invisibility cloak

Find out how our researchers are trying to reveal cancer cells for what they really are. All with the help of Stand Up To Cancer.

A new era for pancreatic cancer: The Dream Team

We catch up with Professor Gerard Evan, a cancer genetics expert in Cambridge, to hear about his Stand Up To Cancer-funded work on pancreatic cancer.

Improving treatments for childhood nerve cancer means understanding its complexity

New research points to a possible way to help personalise treatment for a type of childhood cancer.

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.

New data on cancer treatment to help improve care

Our chief clinician offers his thoughts on new data looking at one aspect of the effects of certain cancer treatments across the NHS in England.

Building tumours in the lab – a how to guide

Our scientists in London are taking apart tumours and rebuilding artificial versions in the lab to help test the latest treatments.

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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