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

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

News digest – smoking rates falling, aspirin risks, breast cancer drug U-turn and… ‘tanning drugs’?

Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's our weekly news...

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS England

The drug trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) will soon be routinely available for patients in England with an advanced type of breast cancer.

‘Once in a career feeling’ as trial shows offering prostate cancer drug earlier improves survival

We take a look at results from the STAMPEDE clinical trial, which is researching how to improve treatment for men with prostate cancer.

Preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatment

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Grand ChallengeEvery year, around 6,300 women in the UK are told they have a condition called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In...

Taking a potential new breast cancer treatment from the lab to the clinic

Our research has led to new clinical trials testing a combination of hormone therapies in women with early, double-positive breast cancer.

Taking advantage of cancers’ abnormal metabolism could lead to a new way to ‘starve’ tumours

Our researchers in Glasgow might have found a way to shut down certain cancer cells’ fuel supply with a specially designed diet.

News digest – immunotherapies showing promise, breast cancer drug approved for Scotland, childhood cancer rates, and… killer sofas?

Immunotherapies are showing promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to be vaccinated against HPV, and... what's killer about sofas? Find out in the news digest....

Breast cancer drug approved for use in Scotland, though concerns remain about patients getting the drug across the UK

Scotland is first part of the UK to make a drug routinely available on the NHS that can extend the lives of women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Not actually a pain in the neck: how cancer took me from patient to psychiatrist

For World Health Day a cancer survivor shares his story about tackling mental health issues after treatment, and how it inspired a career change.

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