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

Research And Trials

British Science Week 2018: how our pioneers are exploring cancer

This British Science Week we'll be catching up with some of our pioneering scientists that are tackling cancer differently.

Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn't save lives from prostate cancer.

Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

Aggressive brain tumours carry potential target for engineered immune cells

A molecule on glioblastoma cells that could be used as a target for genetically engineered immune cells has been identified.

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.

Patients to benefit from new brain cancer research funding boost

Brain tumour research in the UK is set to be revolutionised with £45 million in funding by the Department of Health and Social Care and Cancer Research UK.

100,000 Genomes Project hits halfway milestone

An NHS research project to uncover the genetic causes of cancers and rare diseases has reached the halfway mark.

Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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.