Cancer news

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

Immunotherapy

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.

Science Snaps: switching T cells on – size matters

After 15 years of painstaking work, a team of scientists have revealed the detailed structure of one of the molecules controlling a T cell’s fate.

Let the right ones in – boosting immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Research published today in Cancer Cell might open up a way through pancreatic tumours’ defences.

Scientists tear down pancreatic cancer's defences

Glasgow researchers have shown an experimental drug that blocks CXCR2 can improve survival in mice when given with immunotherapy drugs.

Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

We've announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

More pieces of the jigsaw fall into place at the 2016 AACR Conference

We look back on the key topics and trends discussed at the American Association of Cancer Research's recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans

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