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Scientists uncover potential brain tumour drug target

Targeting a molecule that helps cells repair their DNA could lead to a new treatment for some aggressive brain tumours, a University of Leeds study has found.

Breast screening can lead to some women having unnecessary treatment

Around a third of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer or DCIS through screening in Denmark are likely to receive unnecessary treatment.

Large genetic analysis of oesophageal cancer could lead to better clinical trials

The two main types of oesophageal cancer display distinct genetic characteristics and should be studied separately in clinical trials, according to a new study.

‘Broken switch’ inside cancer cells could help them spread

Scientists in London have discovered a possible way that some cancer cells invade their surroundings and escape a tumour.

New Year honours for Cancer Research UK experts

The New Year honours list includes three Cancer Research UK experts who are being recognised for their service to science.