Cancer news

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

Immunotherapy

Studies show continued promise for immunotherapy drugs

Several new immunotherapy drugs are continuing to show benefits across a range of cancer types, according to data presented at a US conference.

Gene editing technology could help engineer better cancer targeting immune cells

We explore how the latest gene editing technology could help our scientists engineer immune cells to precisely target and kill cancer cells.

Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that's tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

Cancer ‘master control switch’ could help tumours hide from immune system

Scientists have found a crucial link between a gene often found to be overactive in cancer cells, and tumours’ ability to hide from the immune system.

New immunotherapy discovery could give treatments the precision they need

Our scientists may have uncovered the 'guidance system' needed to make cancer immunotherapy more effective.

Tumours contain the seeds of their own destruction

Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery in understanding how the genetic complexity of tumours can be recognised and exploited by the immune system.

There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

From immunotherapy to 'targeted' drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

Opening a window of opportunity for head and neck cancer

We take a look at our latest immunotherapy clinical trial, testing a new drug for people with head and neck cancers.

Immunotherapy cancer ‘cure’ headlines distract from fascinating science

We explore today's headlines about new US research on immunotherapy for blood cancers.

CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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