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

Cancer Research UK launches trial to treat brain cancer which has returned

Cancer Research UKїs Drug Development Office has opened a trial of a new combination of drugs for the treatment of patients with brain cancer.

Engineered virus could treat brain cancer

Researchers at Canada's University of Calgary have engineered a virus so that it might one day be used to treat glioma.

Laser technique improves accuracy of brain tumour surgery

A new laser-based technology could make brain tumour surgery much more accurate, according to US research.

Seve Ballesteros looks to beat brain cancer as his charitable foundation comes to the UK

GOLFING icon Seve Ballesteros yesterday (Monday 14th December) joined forces with Cancer Research UK in a bid to beat brain cancer.

Famous Harrys join host of celebrities to support Help Harry Help Others

Famous Harrys have united to launch a fundraising campaign for Help Harry Help Others, the campaign started by the inspirational Harry Moseley who died of a brain tumour...

Family history may have role in brain cancer

US and Israeli scientists have found evidence that a family history of brain cancer may increase a person's chances of developing the disease.

Nanoparticle imaging technique 'could improve brain surgery'

A new 'nanoparticle'-based imaging technique could improve the accuracy of brain tumour surgery, according to lab work by US scientists.

Sparkling Little Star Chloe is the Pride of Britain

Schoolgirl Chloe Gambrill has won a prestigious national award for her dedication to raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK and immatics biotechnologies launch trial for brain cancer

Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology with immatics biotechnologies have launched the first trial of a promising cancer vaccine.

Gene therapy could 'train' immune system to destroy brain cancer cells

Scientists are developing a new gene therapy approach that 'trains' the immune system to destroy brain cancer cells and restore normal brain function.