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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. 

Cancer Biology

Tumour DNA in blood could help monitor prostate cancer development

Analysing DNA from regular blood samples could show when a man’s prostate cancer is becoming resistant to treatment.

Researchers discover new genetic risk predictors for prostate cancer

Newly discovered genetic markers could be used to identify men with a higher risk of prostate cancer.

Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley

Acral melanomas, the type of skin cancer that caused Bob Marley’s death, are genetically distinct from other types of skin cancer

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published in Cell Reports.

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.

Modified blood-thinning drug could target neuroblastoma

A drug commonly used to prevent blood clots could be adapted to treat neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.

Scientists discover ‘brakes’ to stop cancer-causing ‘car-crashes’ in cells

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a new role for a protein that may put the brakes on cancer by stopping DNA from snapping, according to a study* published in...

‘Dustman’ protein helps bin cancer cells

Cancer researchers have discovered a new ‘dustman’ role for a molecule that helps a drug kill cancer cells according to a study.

Chopping kidney cancers down at their trunk could lead to new treatments

A new study has discovered the genetic faults at the core of kidney cancers which could be targeted with new treatments published in Nature Genetics.