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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Biology

Blood samples to help select the right early phase clinical trials for cancer patients

Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines

Scientists use DNA-editing tool CRISPR to catalogue cancer’s weaknesses

UK scientists are putting together a list of the most promising potential cancer drug targets in one of the largest lab studies of its kind.

Skin cancer can spread in mice by hijacking the immune system

Scientists have uncovered molecules released by invasive skin cancer that reprogram healthy immune cells to help the cancer to spread.

Study shows potential to develop brain tumour liquid biopsies

Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine.

Scientists halt breast cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread.

Scientists deliver knock-out blow to multiple cancers

Targeting healthy cells that have been hijacked by cancer cells could help treat many different types of the disease.

Brain tumour’s faulty genetics uncovered

An in-depth analysis of medulloblastoma brain tumours has identified faulty genes underlying the disease.

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival.

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

A large analysis of cervical tumour samples has found distinct genetic ‘signatures’ that could better define the disease.

Study suggests small cell lung cancer should not be treated as single disease

A new study in mice suggests that a type of lung cancer could be split into two different diseases based on cells’ molecular fingerprints.

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