Cancer news

Almost 2,000 lung cancer patients missing out on surgery every year

Around 1,800 lung cancer patients may be missing out on life-saving surgery each year, according to new statistics from Cancer Research UK.

Large study sheds light on the genetic causes of thyroid cancer

An in-depth US study into thyroid cancer has identified new genes responsible for the disease and could help doctors tailor treatment in the future.

Experimental drug shrinks lung cancer tumours in mice

Tumours formed from lung cancer cells completely disappeared in mice treated with an experimental drug, US scientists say.

Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

Scientists have discovered that specialised immune cells trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes

Biological therapies get £10m boost from Cancer Research UK to offer patients more treatments

Discovering and developing the next generation of biological based treatments are at the heart of Cancer Research UK’s biotherapeutics funding schemes.