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

Lung Cancer

Training viruses to be cancer killers

Professor Len Seymour’s team, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, have been developing a cancer-killing virus called EnAd. They've installed 'cell CCTV' in their lab...

Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

Combining statins with chemotherapy doesn’t extend survival in lung cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering statins doesn’t benefit lung cancer patients when used alongside chemotherapy, according to new CRUK research.

Commuting and polluting – whose health is losing out?

We look at new research measuring how much pollution we're exposed to on our commutes, particularly in London.

Nose swab detects tobacco damage linked to lung cancer in smokers

A sample of cells taken from the inside of the nose could be used to indicate the damage caused to cells in the lung by smoking.

Hitgen and Cancer Research UK’s Manchester Institute enter licence agreement in lung cancer

Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology and HitGen Ltd have entered into a licence agreement to develop a novel class of drugs in lung cancer.

Could a smartphone app help doctors diagnose lung cancer?

We've developed an app that could help doctors analyse lung scans and care for patients who may be diagnosed with lung cancer.

App launched to help doctors assess risk of lung cancer in people with lung nodules

A new smartphone app has been launched to help guide doctors on the next steps for patients who have small masses of tissue in their lungs.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

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