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Research And Trials

Lab tests suggest arthritis drug could slow melanoma skin cancer growth

In research published in Nature, a team of scientists have shown that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can slow down the growth of malignant melanoma.

Study shows starving cancer cells of key nutrient slows tumour growth

Depriving cancer cells of a key amino acid dramatically cuts their ability to grow and multiply, according to a new Cancer Research UK study published in Nature.

Wandering breast cancer cells can stay dormant for decades

A provocative new theory that breast cancer cells can self-seed by wandering off round the body and returning to the primary tumour, or can stay in the body for several...

Call for nominations as Cancer Research UK announce new prestigious awards

Cancer Research UK today (Tuesday) announced the launch of three new prestigious awards that will recognise world leading cancer researchers and the scientists of tomorrow...

Counting lung cancer cells opens window on disease

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have found that counting the number of lung cancer cells circulating in the blood could determine how aggressive the cancer is and predict...

New link between growth factors and early prostate cancer found

A new study presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference in Liverpool next week has found potential new biomarkers for very early prostate cancer...

British Library launches new research tools for UK PubMed Central

The British Library will showcase a range of new search and data mining tools which can be used to find information held by UK PubMed Central (UKPMC).

Cancer Research UK gives boost to UK's budding scientists

Seven of the UK’s up and coming new cancer researchers have been awarded prestigious grants by Cancer Research UK to help them on their way towards becoming tomorrow’s...

Sir Paul Nurse to lead new UKCMRI

Sir Paul Nurse is to become the first director and chief executive of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI).

Inherited gene fault influences breast cancer survival

Researchers have shown that an inherited gene fault influences the chances of some women surviving breast cancer. It also increases the risk of women developing a second...