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Exercise can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment

Exercise can improve the quality of life of some cancer patients and survivors, according to two new reviews of the evidence.

Blood test may predict breast cancer treatment response

A blood test that measures the number of cancer cells travelling in a patient's bloodstream could provide a reliable indicator for how well they are responding to...

Scientists find gene that protects against lung cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a new gene that protects against lung cancer, according to a study published in the journal PNAS1 today.

Scientists demonstrate potential new treatment for most common form of infant leukaemia

A team lead by Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a potential new drug could treat mixed-lineage leukaemia (MLL), the most common form of leukaemia in babies,...

PET scans identify cervical cancer patients with poorer prognosis

Positron emission tomography (PET) scans may enable doctors to identify women with cervical cancer whose prognosis is particularly poor.

Dame Judi Dench designs a Cancer Research UK collectible duck

THIS autumn, Cancer Research UK will once again be selling a must-have rubber duck for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. And for the charityїs 2009 campaign, `Join...

Cancer Research Technology and Affitech A/S sign exclusive antibody development deal

Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, has signed a license agreement to grant antibody medicines company, Affitech A/S, (NASDAQ OMX: AFFI...

Gene 'fusions' trigger prostate cancer

US researchers have shed new light on the way prostate cancers develop, in research that could one day lead to new tests and treatments for the disease.

US scientists devise strategy to block key cancer molecule

Researchers in the US may have discovered a way to switch off the cancer-causing effects of a molecule called NF-kappaB.

GPs to get powers to refer suspected cancer patients for tests

Patients with suspected cancer are to get faster access to diagnostic tests, under new government proposals set to be announced by Andrew Lansley