Cancer news

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

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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

Cancer Research UK appoints Professor Charles Swanton as its chief clinician

Cancer Research UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Charles Swanton as its new chief clinician.

Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Cancer Research UK sets out latest £20m Grand Challenges to beat cancer sooner

Cancer Research UK launches the second phase of its global Grand Challenge, with eight new questions identified as some of the biggest barriers to progress.

Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment.

ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

Blood test could help personalise treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a blood test that could help doctors select the best treatment for men with aggressive prostate cancer.

News digest – smoking rates falling, aspirin risks, breast cancer drug U-turn and… ‘tanning drugs’?

Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's our weekly news...

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS England

The drug trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) will soon be routinely available for patients in England with an advanced type of breast cancer.

6 things you need to know about cervical screening

For Cervical Screening Awareness Week we answer some commonly asked questions around who the procedure is for, and what it involves.

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