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

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Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival.

CRT pioneer fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI collaborate to boost research against the ‘undruggable’ RAS

Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Grand ChallengeIt’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We often talk of more than 4 in 10 cancers being...

Targeting cancer spread: keeping breast tumours under LOX and key

Find out how our scientists are developing a way to target a troublesome cancer molecule, LOX.

News digest – immunotherapies showing promise, breast cancer drug approved for Scotland, childhood cancer rates, and… killer sofas?

Immunotherapies are showing promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to be vaccinated against HPV, and... what's killer about sofas? Find out in the news digest....

Blood tests, microbes, immunotherapy and more: AACR 2017’s hottest topics

At AACR 2017, thousands of doctors and scientists shared progress in cancer research. Read about the hottest topics.

Blocking growth of tumour blood vessels could boost immunotherapy

Immunotherapy treatment could be improved by blocking molecules that help tumour blood vessels grow, according to two new lab-based studies.

Study suggests why an immunotherapy drug works in some melanoma patients but not in others

Matching tumour size to the body’s immune response could help doctors tailor immunotherapy treatments for melanoma patients whose disease has spread.

Immunotherapy drug too costly for head and neck cancer

An immunotherapy drug is too expensive to be given to NHS patients with head and neck cancers in England, according to the NHS drugs watchdog.

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