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

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Breast cancer relapse test can predict treatment benefits, study suggests

Using a test that measures gene activity could help to tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, new research suggests.

Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

My brain tumour treatment journey – Parminder’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Parminder takes us through her treatment journey after she was diagnosed with an astrocytoma.

Chemo combo could help pancreatic cancer patients live longer after surgery

A combination of chemotherapy drugs was better than a single drug at extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients after surgery.

Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Pancreatic cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery may live longer than those who have immediate surgery.

Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo

A test that measures gene activity can help tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, sparing them chemotherapy.

Gene test might benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer

Aggressive breast cancers carrying a faulty BRCA gene responded better to a certain type of chemotherapy than standard treatment, according to a trial.

Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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