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

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Cancer Research UK announces drug discovery collaboration with Celgene Corporation

Cancer Research UK announces the signing of a five-year drug-discovery collaboration between its subsidiary, Cancer Research Technology, and Celgene Corporation

Immune cell therapy results are 'landmark moment' in lymphoma treatment

Four in 10 patients with aggressive lymphoma were cancer-free 15 months after treatment with engineered immune cells, according to new clinical trial results.

Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people

Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning ‘Smoking kills’ on each stick than standard cigarettes.

News digest – fixing NHS staff shortages, childhood obesity, a ‘ground-breaking’ trial and… British bangers?

This week’s news features a promise of over 5000 extra staff to tackle NHS shortages, and a ground-breaking personalised medicine trial for pancreatic cancer.

Breast cancer less likely to come back with more intensive chemo

Giving chemotherapy in higher average doses reduces the risk of early stage breast cancer coming back, according to new unpublished results.

Blood test could predict skin cancer's return

Scientists have discovered that testing skin cancer patients’ blood for tumour DNA could help predict the chances of an aggressive cancer returning.

NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

News digest – diabetes, junk food ads, HPV vaccine, and… cancer drug treats HIV?

This week saw diabetes and extra weight linked to cancer, as well as a case of a man whose HIV was brought under control by a lung cancer drug.

10-year old cancer survivor and aspiring figure skater Georgia shows how far she's come on Natural History Museum ice rink

Former Dancing on Ice star Frankie Seaman joined Georgia on the ice to launch the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards, in partnership with TK Maxx.

Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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