Cancer news

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

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News digest – more ‘bad luck’, the Pill and cancer risk, global smoking rates falling, and… blood tests for screening?

Headlines say cancer down to ‘bad luck’; the Pill and cancer risk; on average global smoking rates are falling; and can a blood test work for screening?

Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

Giving pancreatic cancer patients better opportunities to join clinical trials

We're backing a new project that could boost our understanding of pancreatic cancer and increase opportunities for patients to join clinical trials.

New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer

New treatments for pancreatic cancer are set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials - to find the right trial for the right patient.

Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy

Smoking rates have fallen globally since the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced a treaty aimed at reducing tobacco demand, according to a new study.

Training viruses to be cancer killers

Professor Len Seymour’s team, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, have been developing a cancer-killing virus called EnAd. They've installed 'cell CCTV' in their lab...

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy

News digest – dogs that can sniff out cancer, leukaemia in bats, more treatment options for women with breast cancer, an ‘unacceptable’ NICE plan and… eggs?

Dogs that can sniff out cancer, leukaemia in bats, more treatment options for women with breast cancer, an ‘unacceptable’ NICE plan and… eggs?

‘Practice changing’ study defines standard of care for elderly glioblastoma patients

Using chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy can extend the lives of elderly patients with glioblastoma, according to a Canadian study.

PARG inhibitors: tipping the scales with a new experimental drug

Our scientists are developing a new experimental drug to target how cancer cells repair their DNA, and upset cancer's balance.

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