Cancer news

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

Immunotherapy begins to bear fruit

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

'No link' between using mobile phones and brain tumours

There is no link between using a mobile phone and developing tumours in the brain or central nervous system.

Temozolomide sales reach $1 billion

Sales of Temozolomide*, an anti-cancer drug developed by Cancer Research UK scientists, have reached $1 billion**.

Cancer Research UK welcomes glioma drug ruling

The number of patients with glioma who are eligible to receive temozolomide on the NHS has been increased following an appeal to NICE.

Eight gene mutations appear to cause childhood brain cancer

Canadian scientists have identified eight genes that appear to be involved in the development of the most common form of childhood brain cancer.

Brain tumour gene link found

Cancer Research UK funded Scientists have discovered a mutation in a DNA repair gene which may increase the risk of developing meningioma.

Experts issue warning over private brain screening tests

Experts question the benefits of brain screening tests, which can be used by people who want reassurance they do not have a tumour.

Discovery of protein link may lead to brain tumour treatment

US researchers have identified a link between two proteins found in brain tumours which could lead to treatment of an aggressive form of the disease.

Study offers childhood brain tumour treatment hope

Results from a new study suggests that the most common type of brain tumour seen in children may be driven by a specific set of gene faults.

'Glow in the dark' brains aid tumour surgery

A multi-centre phase II clinical trial for a pioneering new surgical technique has started in the UK.