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


Cancer killer combination could make cells more sensitive to chemo

There’s much talk about the move towards ‘personalised’ cancer treatment, with the hope of bringing cures for more people and making treatments kinder.

Over recent...

New drug combo could make cancer more sensitive to chemo

Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment

Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children’s cancer

Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment.

Many hands make light work – the evolution of clinical trials

Today is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to raise awareness of clinical trials – and their importance in modern medicine.

It falls on 20th May because...

Earlier chemotherapy extends lives of men with advanced prostate cancer

A UK-led trial has found that combining a chemotherapy drug with hormone treatment extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer.

‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

About a decade ago – back in the dark ages before social media took off – various versions of an email started circulating.

Purporting to be a “Cancer Update from...

Our Milestones: A recipe for success – the birth of combination chemotherapy

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Our milestones

In the latest Our Milestones series post, we look at the role we played in the advent of a 1970s cancer...

Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

Cancer is not one disease, but a multitude.

We often say that there are more than 200 types of cancer – lung, prostate, bowel, breast and all the rest – but this is...

The cheek of it – how you could help beat blood cancer

In January 2012, Brian – then in his late 30s – started noticing something was wrong. “I was getting breathless doing simple chores and walking up small inclines,” he told...

Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials

We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.