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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

Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Growing ‘mini brains’ in dishes is just one of the innovative ways our scientists are studying brain tumours in the lab. Find out how this could lead to new treatments....

Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

My brain tumour treatment journey – Parminder’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Parminder takes us through her treatment journey after she was diagnosed with an astrocytoma.

Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

Being diagnosed with a brain tumour – Mary’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. In this series, 3 people share their experience of the disease, starting with Mary and her diagnosis.

Brain tumour surgery dye now available to more NHS patients

A chemical dye that lights up brain tumours during surgery should be available to more NHS patients in England, according to NICE.

Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumour

Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain.

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