Cancer news

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

News Post List

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 2

We speak to Susie Brown, Trial Coordinator on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

News digest – a new idea to tackle brain tumours, 3D printed ovaries, sunscreen and… breast milk?

An idea to use the Zika virus to tackle brain tumours, 3D printed ovaries, sunscreen and… is breast milk the next ‘cancer cure’? Here’s our weekly news digest.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 1

We speak to Cindy Billingham, lead statistician on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Vaccine may reduce HPV infections that cause some oral cancers

Study finds that young adults in the US who hadn’t been vaccinated were around 14 times more likely to have oral HPV infections than those who were vaccinated.

Targeted drug delays relapse of intermediate-stage lung cancer

A drug holds lung cancer at bay longer after surgery than standard chemotherapy, according to unpublished results of a new trial in China.

This is the end of tobacco advertising

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

From finding cancers’ paper trail to harnessing the power of the Zika virus – our latest Pioneer Awards

Find out about the pioneering ideas our researchers are putting to the test, from harnessing the power of the Zika virus to finding cancer’s paper trail.

Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumour cells.

Drug improves survival of patients with rare cancer by almost a quarter

Patients who take capecitabine after surgery for bile duct cancer live for almost a year and a half longer than those not given the drug.

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