Cancer news

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

News Post List

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.

6 things you need to know about cervical screening

For Cervical Screening Awareness Week we answer some commonly asked questions around who the procedure is for, and what it involves.

News Digest – Improving prostate cancer survival, a life-extending app, yoga and… a tribute to Professor Patrick Johnston.

Improving prostate cancer survival, a life-extending app, yoga and our tribute to the remarkable Professor Patrick Johnston. Here’s our weekly news report.

Certain genetic faults could help predict success of immunotherapy

A certain group of genetic faults could be used to help predict if immunotherapy will work in cancer patients, according to a new US study.

Combining immunotherapies could benefit some aggressive breast cancers

Using two immunotherapy drugs together could help treat some patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer, according to an Australian study.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative CMF

Two clinical trials show promise with different targeted drugs for lung cancer

Two drugs targeting different gene faults in lung cancer have shown potential to be better than those already available.

‘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.

Statement on the death of Professor Patrick Johnston

Cancer Research UK statement on the death of Professor Patrick Johnston in Belfast.

Ovarian cancer drug reduces chance certain advanced breast cancers will get worse

A drug that’s already approved to treat certain ovarian cancers holds some advanced breast cancers at bay longer than standard chemotherapy.

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