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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. 

Bladder Cancer

Genetic chaos in tumours could predict responses to immunotherapy

Advanced bladder cancers have been shown to respond to a new immunotherapy drug when used as a patient’s first treatment.

Our milestones: Cisplatin – the story of a platinum-selling life-saver

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Our milestones

In the latest in Our Milestones series, we go back to the 1970s to look at how Cancer Research UK scientists...

From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

For hundreds of years the Scottish Highlands have resounded to the names of their famous clans: MacDonald, Campbell, Fraser, and many more. Each clan is a complex,...

New immune targeting cancer drugs show continued promise

Drugs that allow the immune system to recognise cancer and attack it are continuing to produce "exciting" results, say experts in the field.

'Blood in pee' campaign set to tackle bladder and kidney cancers

Today sees the launch of an NHS awareness campaign, backed by Premier League football clubs, to tackle bladder and kidney cancers.

Citizen Science: “you don’t need to be qualified to do this”

If you could recruit a helping hand for some of the more time-consuming parts of your day to day job, would you accept it?

Well, groups of our researchers are doing...

Manchester scientists pinpoint bladder cancer patients who could benefit from ‘tumour-softening’ treatment

A protein could help select which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective.

New target for aggressive bladder cancer

Researchers make a discovery that could point to new ways to treat patients with an aggressive form of bladder cancer.

Aspirin could combat permanent hearing loss caused by cancer drug

Cancer Research UK has launched a new trial to see if high doses of aspirin might help avoid hearing loss in patients given the drug cisplatin.

Bladder cancer progress, studying cancer spread and protecting children from tobacco

This month we discuss new trial results in bladder cancer, fresh findings on how cancers spread, and our campaign to help stop children smoking.