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

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Hormone drug and radiotherapy ‘could extend lives’ of prostate cancer patients after surgery

Men with a high risk of prostate cancer recurrence could live longer if hormone treatment is given alongside radiotherapy after surgery.

Ovarian cancer drug could target gene fault in brain tumours

A genetic flaw that’s often found in a type of brain tumour may stop the cells from fixing damage to their DNA, findings from a new US study suggest.

Women’s cancer rates rising faster than men’s

Cancer rates will climb nearly six times faster in women than in men over the next 20 years, according to the latest figures released today.

Big data brings breast cancer research forwards by 'decades'

Scientists have created a ‘map’ linking cell shape and genes in breast cancer, and matched it to real disease outcomes.

£760 million annual bill from smoking ‘adding to social care crisis’

Smoking is costing local authorities in England £760 million a year in social care, a new report warns.

Engineered immune cell treatment for childhood leukaemia may be a step closer

An immunotherapy treatment using genetically engineered cells has been used to successfully treat two infants with an aggressive kind of leukaemia.

New research to act as catalyst to help GPs diagnose cancer

A revolutionary Cancer Research UK-funded project will investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs.

Personalised invite can encourage more people to quit smoking through Stop Smoking Services

Giving smokers personalised information about their risk of ill health can double the chance of them using NHS Stop Smoking Services.

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

A large analysis of cervical tumour samples has found distinct genetic ‘signatures’ that could better define the disease.

Study establishes new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients

A combination of two chemotherapy drugs should be the new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients who have had surgery surgery to remove their tumour.

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