Cancer news

The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

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Trial results show dramatically improved survival for relapsed childhood leukaemia

A new treatment increases survival to almost 70 per cent for children whose acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) returns.

Cancer Research UK launches trial of new drug to treat acute childhood leukaemia

Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new type of leukaemia drug.

Study links inherited genes, leukaemia drug toxicity

A study has revealed that variations in genes can affect the likelihood of children with leukaemia to having side-effects from chemotherapy.

Potential new way to treat childhood leukaemia identified

An international team of scientists has discovered a potential new treatment target for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL).

Genetically modified immunotherapy shows promise in B-cell acute leukaemia

Treatment with genetically modified immune cells caused remission in patients with a particular type of acute leukaemia, according to a small US trial.

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