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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

Genetic flaw may hold key to deadly childhood brain tumour

Scientists may have discovered a new way to treat a type of childhood brain tumour that has proved incurable up until now.

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.

No link between mobile phones and brain tumour, says study

There is no evidence to suggest that mobile phone usage increases the risk of glioma, according to results of a study published by the BMJ.

New research aids understanding of aggressive brain tumours

Research looking at how different genes are turned on and off in cancer cells is providing new insights in our understanding of brain tumours.

Seve calls for golfers to support his 'Seve Summer' to help beat brain cancer

Seve Ballesteros is asking golfers across the UK to support `Seve Summer' to help raise money towards life-saving research into brain cancers.

Anti-alcoholism drug could help treat most common type of adult brain cancer

A drug that has been used to treat alcoholic patients for more than sixty years could potentially help treat glioblastoma.

Mobile phone use 'not linked to brain tumours'

A new study has found no increase in the incidence of brain tumours during the years following the introduction of mobile phones in Nordic countries.

Scientists find genes that affect risk of common brain tumour

Scientists from the UK have helped to identify a number of genetic variants that appear to increase a person's risk of developing glioma.

New role for DNA unraveler in preventing brain tumours and other cancers

A molecule originally implicated in DNA repair may also be a crucial factor in preventing tumours such as medulloblastoma, a type of childhood brain tumour.

Immunotherapy begins to bear fruit

A new vaccine could significantly extend the life expectancy of patients with glioblastoma multiforme, researchers have claimed.