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

Personalised Medicine

Recently funded research – understanding what makes cancer tick

Thanks to your support, we’re able to fund research into many different aspects of cancer, from treating it to diagnosing it earlier and developing strategies to try and...

Expert Opinion – Professor Peter Johnson on cancer immunotherapy

After decades in the shadows, treatments that encourage a patient’s own immune system to target their cancer – known as immunotherapy – have emerged as one of the...

5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own (and very complex) family tree, we’ve picked a handful of important research discoveries to share...

Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

On the 27th of September 2013 Tracy Collinson’s world turned upside down. Seemingly out of nowhere, her husband Nigel – father to their two young boys – was diagnosed with...

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre – ‘A real powerhouse for cancer research’

The new Manchester Cancer Research Centre building, a £28.5million partnership between Cancer Research UK, The University of Manchester, and The Christie NHS Foundation...

International DNA study heralds new era for prostate cancer trials

The vast majority of advanced prostate tumours contain genetic faults that make them sensitive to drugs already available or in development.

'Targeted' ovarian cancer drug could also help certain men with prostate cancer

Certain men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit from a drug originally developed to treat breast and ovarian cancers

£5m stratified medicine programme launched to personalise care for bowel cancer patients

Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council jointly launched a Stratified Medicine Consortium to help personalise bowel cancer treatment

Pancreatic cancer has four distinct types

Researchers have found that pancreatic cancer can be split into four unique types, a discovery that could help improve treatments for the disease.

£14 million Government investment to help ‘personalise’ treatment

The minister for life sciences has unveiled £13.7 million of funding for ‘stratified medicine’ research through the Medical Research Council.

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