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Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.

News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

This week's news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

This week's news covers why cancer patients shouldn't stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don't match the research.

News digest – Tessa Jowell, cervical screening ‘embarrassment’, modified flu virus and… monkey clones?

In this week's news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.

Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it's too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.