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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. 

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Science Snaps: solving the mystery of an oddly-shaped tumour

Scientists have developed an entirely new way to look at tumours. And it's helped them solve the mystery of how some pancreatic tumours develop.

Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

Science Surgery: ‘How do tumours ‘know’ where to spread?’

It's hard to talking about cancers 'knowing' something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.

Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

Scientists halt breast cancer spread

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

Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

One dose of radiotherapy relieves spinal cord compression in advanced cancer patients

Giving a single dose of radiotherapy to patients with cancer that has spread relieves spinal cord compression.

Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer’s return

The first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded TRACERx* lung cancer study show how tracking tumour evolution can help predict relapse.

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