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

Cancer Drugs

Scientists discover drug combination slows lung cancer cell growth

Scientists have shown that a drug combination slows cancer cell growth in a type of non-small cell lung cancer when tested in the lab.

Bubbly drinks inspire more effective cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK scientists are developing a bubbly drink packed with oxygen microbubbles to make treatments more potent for hard to treat tumours.

Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy improves survival for patients with rare brain tumour

Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy delays further growth of a rare type of brain tumour, increasing the number of patients alive at five years.

Scientists tear down pancreatic cancer's defences

Glasgow researchers have shown an experimental drug that blocks CXCR2 can improve survival in mice when given with immunotherapy drugs.

Scientists identify possible double whammy to attack leukaemia

Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

‘Controlling’ tumours with chemo may help manage some cancers long-term

Using low doses of chemotherapy to keep cancer at bay might be more effective than trying to destroy the tumour outright.

New test could help select the best treatment for bowel cancer patients

A new test could help patients with advanced bowel cancer get the best treatment for their disease.

Ovarian cancer drug wins NICE approval

NICE has given the NHS the green light over a drug which can extend the lives of ovarian cancer patients.

Blood test could match cancer patients to best treatments

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have developed a blood test that could help pair cancer patients with the most suitable therapy for their disease.

Experimental drug combination shrinks lab-grown pancreatic tumours

A combination treatment of two experimental drugs could be used to target pancreatic cancers.