Cancer news

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. 

Chemotherapy

Pre-surgery chemo boosts Wilms' tumour treatment says study

Children being treated for the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, known as Wilms' tumour, show better treatment results if given chemotherapy before surgery,...

Exercise and counselling may reduce cancer-related fatigue

People with cancer who are undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy may find that regular exercise and psychological counselling can help to combat the fatigue commonly...

Trial finds new drug combo increases remission time for lymphoma patients

A trial led by French researchers has found that patients under 60 with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called 'diffuse large B-cell lymphoma' are more likely to have a...

Yeast 'DNA damage sensor' provides chemotherapy resistance clue

Cancer Research UK scientists have been part of an international collaboration that has revealed the structure of a protein found in simple yeast cells and shown how it...

New chemotherapy 'cures' early testicular cancer

A single injection of carboplatin - a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat ovarian and lung cancer - can replace radiotherapy to cure a common type of testicular...

Chemo given into the abdomen could boost ovarian cancer survival

Chemotherapy given straight into the abdomen of certain ovarian cancer patients could allow them to live an extra three years on average, according to new research...

Study links inherited genes, leukaemia drug toxicity

A study has revealed that variations in genes can affect the likelihood of children with leukaemia to having side-effects from chemotherapy.

Family history of bowel cancer linked with reduced risk of recurrence

People who have a family history of bowel cancer and who are undergoing chemotherapy appear to have greater chance of recovering from the disease, new research has found...

Genetic testing could predict treatment response

Preliminary US research has suggested that measuring the activity of particular combinations of genes in tumour samples could predict which type of chemotherapy will be...

Small study suggests contraceptive IUDs may delay womb cancer

Contraceptive intrauterine devices may be effective at treating early-stage cancers of the endometrium, a small clinical trial in Italy suggests.

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