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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 Spread To The Brain

Combined immunotherapy could help control melanoma that has spread to the brain

A combination of two immunotherapy drugs is safe to give to patients with melanoma that has spread to the brain, and could help control the disease.

Gene 'switches' could predict when breast cancers will spread to the brain

Scientists have found a pattern of genetic ‘switches’ that are linked to breast cancer’s spread to the brain.

Drug boosts survival when breast cancer spreads to brain

Treatment with lapatinib could extend survival in women with Her2-positive breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to research published today in the British...

Scientists develop first snap shot of tiny brain tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a technique they believe could be used to detect tiny secondary tumours in the brain, a process that is currently impossible,...