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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 Tumour Primary

Scientists discover how to better map brain tumours

Scientists have discovered a protein that helps map the edge of brain tumours more clearly so they show up on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

Large analysis supports possible link between obesity and rare brain tumour

A very rare type of brain tumour may be slightly more common among people who are overweight or obese.

Tetanus shot boosts response to experimental brain tumour treatment

An immune-boosting tetanus injection improved the effectiveness of an experimental brain tumour immunotherapy in a US study of 12 patients.

Revamped drug may overcome resistance in brain tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken steps to overcome drug resistance in glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumour in adults.

Drug target discovered for aggressive childhood brain tumour

US scientists have successfully used an experimental drug to treat mice with an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer.

New computer method used to identify brain cancer gene

A new computer-based method of analysing biological data has been used to unearth the genetic roots of an aggressive form of brain cancer

Experimental brain tumour therapy considered for NHS fast track

A new brain cancer therapy has become the first in the UK to be deemed 'promising' as part of a scheme to speed up access to experimental treatments.

Brain tumour cells found circulating in blood

German scientists have discovered rogue brain tumour cells in patient blood samples.

Molecular imbalance linked to brain tumour seizures

Researchers in France may have discovered why some patients with a type of brain tumour have epileptic seizures.

Back in the news – mobile phones and cancer

Headlines yesterday suggesting heavy mobile phone use is ‘likely’ to cause cancer are misleading, and don’t reflect what the evidence really shows.

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