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Research And Trials

Large genetic analysis of oesophageal cancer could lead to better clinical trials

The two main types of oesophageal cancer display distinct genetic characteristics and should be studied separately in clinical trials, according to a new study.

Cancer Research UK and Bicycle Therapeutics have collaborated to trial new therapy for advanced solid tumours

Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology (CRT), and Bicycle Therapeutics have announced an agreement to trial a first-in-class drug.

An intelligent knife and kinder treatments – some of our pioneering new clinical trials

We take a look at some of our new, pioneering clinical trials.

Personalised cancer vaccine may hold leukaemia at bay for longer

A cancer vaccine personalised to individual patients could reduce the chances of a type of blood cancer from returning, a small US study has found.

Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

Modified virus could turn immune system on liver cancer

A modified virus could be used to launch an immune attack on liver cancer cells, a new study has revealed.

Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell's 'master controller', which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Read our final roundup from this year's NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 3 – prostate cancer, iKnife surgery, evolving tumours and more

Here are our highlights from day 3 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including personalised treatment for prostate cancer, and new surgery tech.

Childhood cancer survivors live longer, but not necessarily with better health

Children diagnosed with cancer in the 90s are living longer than those diagnosed in the 1970s.