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

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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

Safety of gene therapy for brain tumours tested in early trial

Results from a small clinical trial suggest an experimental gene therapy is safe and has potential as a treatment for patients with a type of brain tumour.

Computer programme could predict if immunotherapy will work

Combining information from different cancer scans could offer a way to predict if immunotherapy will work, according to a small unpublished study.

Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

Cancer patients diagnosed early are more likely to avoid chemotherapy

Patients are around five times more likely to have surgery, and less likely to have chemotherapy, if they are diagnosed at the earliest stage.

Brain tumours share common tricks to survive

Different types of brain tumours may use strikingly similar approaches to generate and use energy to survive in the brain.

Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

MPs launch inquiry into e-cigarettes

A parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the health effects of e-cigarettes, as well as how they should be regulated and their financial impact.

Some aggressive ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries

The most aggressive type of ovarian cancer develops from cells that come from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries, according to a small study.

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