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

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Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy

Smoking rates have fallen globally since the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced a treaty aimed at reducing tobacco demand, according to a new study.

Training viruses to be cancer killers

Professor Len Seymour’s team, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, have been developing a cancer-killing virus called EnAd. They've installed 'cell CCTV' in their lab...

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy

News digest – dogs that can sniff out cancer, leukaemia in bats, more treatment options for women with breast cancer, an ‘unacceptable’ NICE plan and… eggs?

Dogs that can sniff out cancer, leukaemia in bats, more treatment options for women with breast cancer, an ‘unacceptable’ NICE plan and… eggs?

‘Practice changing’ study defines standard of care for elderly glioblastoma patients

Using chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy can extend the lives of elderly patients with glioblastoma, according to a Canadian study.

PARG inhibitors: tipping the scales with a new experimental drug

Our scientists are developing a new experimental drug to target how cancer cells repair their DNA, and upset cancer's balance.

'Unacceptable' plans revealed by NICE that could delay availability of drugs on the NHS in England

Plans to create an additional affordability test for medicines available on the NHS have been labelled ‘unacceptable’ by charities and politicians.

Drug fused to antibody shrinks triple negative breast tumours

A drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread, according to a clinical trial.

PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

Beyond colour vision – spotting cancer when it hides between the red, green and blue

Our scientists are building new cameras that could help reveal 'invisible' tumours by illuminating them in a rainbow of colours.

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