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


Scientists crack conundrum of how combined chemotherapy destroys pancreatic cancer cells

Scientists have discovered how a combination of two drugs - already showing promise in clinical trials - destroys pancreatic cancer cells,

New chemo-targeting could cut deaths and side effects say researchers

A new method of delivering chemotherapy drugs could avoid negative side effects such as sickness and hair loss, Bath University researchers have claimed.

Chemo after breast cancer surgery cuts deaths by one-third

Women with breast cancer who were given chemotherapy following surgery fared better than women who were given no chemotherapy, according to a large University of Oxford...

Men not attending fertility appointments after cancer treatment

More than a third of men who bank their sperm prior to cancer treatment do not attend a single follow-up appointment to assess their fertility.

Blood test could hold key to improved survival for ovarian cancer patients

Cancer Research UK scientists hope to use a simple blood test to discover which ovarian cancer patients become resistant to chemotherapy - says a leading researcher at the...

New research moves us one step closer to personalised breast cancer treatment

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have found that a test, already used in breast cancer diagnosis, can also predict who will and who wonїt benefit from commonly used...

NICE recommends topotecan for cervical cancer

Cancer drug topotecan will now be available on the NHS for the treatment of advanced or recurring cervical cancer.

Scientists identify genetic markers for common side-effect of taxane chemotherapy

US scientists have identified genetic markers associated with a common side-effect of taxane-based chemotherapy called peripheral neuropathy.

Faster chemo technique increases survival in children with neuroblastoma

Chemotherapy given with shorter intervals between treatments than conventional chemotherapy increases survival rates by two thirds in children with high-risk neuroblastoma...

New research sheds light on ways to improve treatment for aggressive breast cancer

Changing the order that chemotherapy drugs are given to breast cancer patients before surgery makes treatment much more effective, according to trial results presented at...