Cancer news

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

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Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

We've announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that's tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

From immunotherapy to 'targeted' drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients' immune cells to fight cancer.

Lab work one day, caring for patients the next: the life of a clinician scientist

One of our clinician scientists explains what it's like balancing lab work and caring for patients.

Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Monday morning’s papers had lots of coverage of research presented at yesterday’s conference: data on the unacceptably high death rates of patients diagnosed as an...

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