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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. 

Brain And Spinal Cord Tumours

Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

'The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell'. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK's new brain tumour funding.

Glioblastoma and children’s brain tumours: teams awarded £18 million Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Awards

Three research teams have been awarded a combined total of £18 million to break new ground in the way we understand brain tumours and how they develop.

The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

Gene editing uncovers potential drug targets for aggressive brain tumours

Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing.

Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to...

Fishing for tumour DNA in the liquid bathing the brain

Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.

Study shows potential to develop brain tumour liquid biopsies

Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine.

Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

Discovering better treatments for children with brain tumours

We’re launching a new Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence to speed up the discovery of new treatments for children with brain tumours.

How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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