Press releases

Latest press releases from Cancer Research UK, as well as Cancer Research Technology, the National Cancer Research Institute and the British Journal of Cancer.

Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumour cells.

Drug improves survival of patients with rare cancer by almost a quarter

Patients who take capecitabine after surgery for bile duct cancer live for almost a year and a half longer than those not given the drug.

Cutting smoking rates could save the NHS £67 million a year

If smoking rates dropped to five per cent in the UK by 2035, the NHS could save £67million in just one year.

Prescription history could help GPs diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists are to examine whether identifying patterns in medication given to patients before they develop cancer could improve early diagnosis.

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