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

Lung Cancer

Choice of lung cancer treatment could be affecting survival

Variations in lung cancer treatment may be limiting survival in England, according to a new study.

New Year’s Honours 2018: Professor Caroline Dive, CBE, and her career in lung cancer research

Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year's New Year's Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.

Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate cancer.

Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

In this week's news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

A new recommendation by NICE gives certain lung cancer patients access to the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.