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


Personalised cancer vaccine may hold leukaemia at bay for longer

A cancer vaccine personalised to individual patients could reduce the chances of a type of blood cancer from returning, a small US study has found.

Reprogrammed immune cells fight advanced leukaemia

A specialised therapy that uses a patient’s own genetically altered cells could be an effective treatment for advanced leukaemia.

Smart drug improves survival in older patients with acute myeloid leukaemia

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) patients given a new type of 'smart drug' in addition to chemotherapy treatment are 22 per cent less likely to relapse and around 13 per cent...

Study shows that mutation can cause leukaemia

Scientists have found proof for the first time that a particular mutation found in some patients with acute myeloid leukaemia is linked to the disease.

More than five thousand children saved since 70s thanks to better cancer treatment

At least 5,600 more children have survived for at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer than would have done if survival rates had remained as they were in...

Antidepressant could expand the use of a leukaemia treatment

A common adult form of leukaemia could be treated by a drug derived from vitamin A combined with an antidepressant, according to new lab research.

Protein that takes care of our DNA is critical to leukaemia cell survival

A protein – already known to be involved in a cell's response to stress – called Tetratricopeptide repeat domain 5 (TTC5) is critical to the development of acute myeloid...

Genetically modified immunotherapy shows promise in B-cell acute leukaemia

Treatment with genetically modified immune cells caused remission in patients with a particular type of acute leukaemia, according to a small US trial.

Cancer risk to children of having older parents

Older parents are at significantly increased risk of having a child with the most common form of leukaemia, Cancer Research UK reveals.

Sparkling Little Star Chloe is the Pride of Britain

Schoolgirl Chloe Gambrill has won a prestigious national award for her dedication to raising money for Cancer Research UK.