Cancer news

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

Chemotherapy

Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

Our milestones: How a combination of events led to a cure for a rare cancer

We go back to the 1950s to find out how one of our scientists helped transform the outlook for women with a rare cancer called choriocarcinoma.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative CMF

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

Science Snaps: leukaemia cells are born to run

For this edition of Science Snaps we peer inside some bones, investigating how leukaemia cells get around and dodge treatment.

New consent forms for cancer treatments published

Cancer patients are being given a new consent form to better explain the drugs they will be given before starting treatment.

New data on cancer treatment to help improve care

Our chief clinician offers his thoughts on new data looking at one aspect of the effects of certain cancer treatments across the NHS in England.

Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it's like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

Cancer Research UK launches new trial to test drug against resistant bladder cancer

A clinical trial to test a drug which may stop bladder cancers becoming resistant to chemotherapy is being launched by Cancer Research UK.

Dundee research explains drug resistance in ovarian cancer

Scientists in Dundee have uncovered important information about how ovarian cancer becomes resistant to certain treatments.

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