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‘A handful’ of gene faults can turn a healthy cell cancerous

Fewer than 10 errors in the DNA inside cells are enough to drive development of a cancer, according to new estimates.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Progress has been made against England's cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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Researchers "drug the undruggable" through unique collaboration

A new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be ‘undruggable’, has been discovered through an alliance between industry and academia

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Personalised treatments for rare cancers tested in study

A small new trial in the US has suggested personalised treatment based on tumour features could be effective in patients with rare cancers.

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New markers could identify patients most at risk of brain damage from CAR T cell immunotherapy

New research suggests injury to the cells that line blood vessels could be behind severe side effects that some patients have after CAR T cell therapy.

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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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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.

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Denise Welch opens up about losing her mum to cancer and shares happy memories from the extra 20 years research gave her

Denise backs campaign encouraging people to support Cancer Research UK's lifesaving research by 'opting-in' to hear from them.

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Smoking quit rates highest in 10 years

New data by UCL suggest success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade.

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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.

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