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

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News digest – CAR T cells, nanomachines, vaping in teens and… selfies diagnosing cancer?

This week the US approves CAR T cell therapy, scientists make nanomachines to drill cancer cells in a lab and developers claim an app spots pancreatic cancer.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children's cancers.

Breast cancer drug not recommended for use in England

The drug fulvestrant (Faslodex) has not been recommended in England to treat late stage breast cancer, in draft guidance.

US scientists share research of children’s cancers to accelerate progress

Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed and shared new mouse models of 12 children’s cancers that could be used to test new drugs.

Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

Most young people who try e-cigarettes don’t become regular users, says study

The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.

Early detection of cancer highlighted in new life sciences industrial strategy

Early detection of cancer could be vastly improved by seizing opportunities in the UK’s life sciences, according to a new report.

News digest – vitamin supplements, cancer ‘avatars’, immunotherapy targets, and… Wi-Fi worries?

In this week's cancer news there's vitamin supplements and lung cancer risk, physical activity in middle age and immunotherapy research. Read our digest for more.

How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

A new imaging technique uncovers oxygen levels in prostate tumours and could lead to a non-invasive way to determine which tumours are more difficult to treat.

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