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

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

Some cancer drugs approved in Europe might not have sufficient evidence of survival benefits, says study

New research has found that many cancer drugs recently approved in Europe lacked evidence from clinical trials that they boosted survival or quality of life.

Availability of robotic prostate cancer surgery could be a bigger draw for patients than quality of hospital

Prostate cancer patients may base choice of hospital for surgery on availability of new technology, rather than hospital quality information, according to study

Cancer Research UK's Chief Executive to stand down in spring 2018

Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK's Chief Executive, has announced that after more than 10 years leading the charity he will conclude his role in spring 2018

Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

Brave women stand up to cancer and bare their mastectomy scars

Powerful images have been released as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign and the project coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate cancer.

Brexit will have large impact on health and NHS, say researchers

Leaving the EU brings large risks but also opportunities for health and the NHS, according to a new study.

Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.