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

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Ximbio opens North America office in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ximbio, a non-profit online one-stop-shop for the global life science community to share research resources, has opened its first North American headquarters.

Tobacco control measures found to be cost-effective, says WHO report

A report from the National Cancer Institute in the US and the World Health Organisation has found that tobacco control measures are highly cost-effective.

Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread

UK scientists have revealed a number of genes that could play a role in how cancer cells spread through the body.

Expert cancer meetings are under growing pressure

The increasing number of patients being discussed at expert cancer meetings means that specialists are under growing pressure.

Researchers reveal how cancer cells cope with genetic chaos

Scientists have uncovered how tumours are able to grow despite significant damage to the structure and number of their chromosomes - the storage units of DNA.

‘Broken switch’ inside cancer cells could help them spread

Scientists in London have discovered a possible way that some cancer cells invade their surroundings and escape a tumour.

Cancer deaths will drop by 400,000 in next 20 years

Four hundred thousand fewer people will die from cancer over the next 20 years thanks to advances in research, according to figures by Cancer Research UK.

£226 million UK investment in cancer research announced

Cancer Research UK has announced the largest investment to date into its network of Centres across the UK.

New device could help make cancer surgery more accurate

A new probe that can distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue samples could make surgery more precise, according to a new Australian study.

Cancer cells hijack healthy cells to regrow after treatment

Chemotherapy can cause some of the healthy cells surrounding a tumour to make proteins that encourage hardy tumour cells to start growing again

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