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'Impressive' new lung cancer drug revealed

Scientists have identified a new drug which could be used to treat people with small cell lung cancer.

Long-term, low-dose aspirin use may cut bowel cancer risk

Long-term use of low-dose aspirin could reduce the number of cases of bowel cancer and deaths from the disease, British scientists have found.

Projects launched to crack the cancer code

CANCER RESEARCH UK today launched two pioneering projects to identify the key genetic faults that are driving oesophageal and prostate cancers, which will transform our...

Powerful online cancer drug discovery database unveiled

A powerful new cancer drug discovery database has been launched to speed up the process of bringing drugs from 'bench to bedside'.

Two-fifths of breast cancers 'change form' when they spread

Nearly two-fifths of breast cancers change form when they spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit, UK scientists have found.

New leukaemia vaccine enters clinical trials

UK scientists have launched an early clinical trial - phase-II - of a new cancer vaccine designed to help patients with leukaemia to fight the disease.

'Glow in the dark' brains aid tumour surgery

A multi-centre phase II clinical trial for a pioneering new surgical technique has started in the UK.

Lower overall dosage of radiotherapy in fewer larger doses as safe for breast cancer patients

The chronic side-effects of radiotherapy for early breast cancer, as reported by women themselves, are not any worse when treatment is given in a lower overall dose in...

New technique identifies tumour DNA changes in individual patients

Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to track the progression of cancer by uncovering changes in their tumour's genetic material.

Gene 'fusion' linked to aggressive brain cancer

A small number of cases of glioblastoma - an aggressive brain tumour - are caused by DNA damage that joins two particular genes together.