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

Research And Trials

Cancer Research UK announces inaugural Grand Challenge teams to answer the biggest questions in cancer

Cancer Research UK announces that four international teams are the first recipients of its global Grand Challenge competition.

‘Magic’ blood test could make bone marrow transplants for blood cancer safer

A blood test could help predict the risk of complication following a bone marrow transplant in some blood cancer patients, according to a new US study.

Ovarian cancer drug could target gene fault in brain tumours

A genetic flaw that’s often found in a type of brain tumour may stop the cells from fixing damage to their DNA, findings from a new US study suggest.

Study establishes new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients

A combination of two chemotherapy drugs should be the new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients who have had surgery surgery to remove their tumour.

A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Our researchers may have found a new way to tap into the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Read about their work

Prostate cancer laser treatment: what you need to know

A clinical trial of a type of laser treatment for prostate cancer hit the headlines. What do the results mean for patients? We spoke to an expert to find out.

Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread

UK scientists have revealed a number of genes that could play a role in how cancer cells spread through the body.

Scientists uncover potential brain tumour drug target

Targeting a molecule that helps cells repair their DNA could lead to a new treatment for some aggressive brain tumours, a University of Leeds study has found.

‘Broken switch’ inside cancer cells could help them spread

Scientists in London have discovered a possible way that some cancer cells invade their surroundings and escape a tumour.

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.

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