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


Crowdfunding cancer research – our latest experiment and how you can help

Can you help a research team grow 3D lung tissue in a lab to help study cancer? Can we track how moving skin cancer cells give the immune system the slip? Or is there a...

NCRI 2014 conference summary – day 3

A look through the morning’s media coverage surfaced these reports from the conference:

This story about emergency lung cancer diagnoses appeared in the Times. New...

Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research

We’ve come a long way from the early days of treating cancer in the 1950s and 60s. Back then, the main options for treatment were relatively unrefined radiotherapy and...

Immunotherapy could stop resistance to radiotherapy

Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment.

Calming down immune cells could hold key to melanoma treatment

Immune cells may be responsible for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery.

The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer – both here in the UK and globally.

And although the UK has seen signs of improvement – lung cancer rates in men have...

New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Last weekend, the world’s biggest cancer research conference – ASCO 2014 – took place in the US. Thousands of doctors and scientists from around the world gathered to...

Promising results in phase 1 trial lead immatics to continue work on vaccine (IMA950) for glioblastoma

A new cancer vaccine (IMA950) for glioblastoma has met the two primary endpoints of safety and immunogenicity in a Cancer Research UK trial.

Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

The fourth post in our Cancer and Infections series is a continuation of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)...

No, scientists haven’t “developed a pill that can stop cancer spreading”

Harnessing the body’s own immune system to fight against cancer is a tantalising prospect, and one which our own scientists are working hard on.

The field of...