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Research And Trials

Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.

Patients to benefit from new brain cancer research funding boost

Brain tumour research in the UK is set to be revolutionised with £45 million in funding by the Department of Health and Social Care and Cancer Research UK.

100,000 Genomes Project hits halfway milestone

An NHS research project to uncover the genetic causes of cancers and rare diseases has reached the halfway mark.

Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don't match the research.

A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it's too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

The damage caused to specialised stem cells' DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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