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

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News digest – ‘Weak spots’ in breast cancer, altering diets, cycling to work and… pints of strawberries?

‘Weak spots’ in breast cancer, altering diets, cycling to work and… pints of strawberries? Here's our weekly news digest.

CRISPR genome editing and immunotherapy – the early adopter

How is CRISPR genome editing helping harness the power of immunotherapy?

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.

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival.

CRT pioneer fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI collaborate to boost research against the ‘undruggable’ RAS

Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Grand ChallengeIt’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We often talk of more than 4 in 10 cancers being...

Targeting cancer spread: keeping breast tumours under LOX and key

Find out how our scientists are developing a way to target a troublesome cancer molecule, LOX.

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....

Blood tests, microbes, immunotherapy and more: AACR 2017’s hottest topics

At AACR 2017, thousands of doctors and scientists shared progress in cancer research. Read about the hottest topics.

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