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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. 

Chemotherapy

Lower doses enable older bowel cancer patients to take part in chemotherapy trials

Older patients with bowel cancer may be able to take part in clinical trials if the doses of experimental chemotherapy drugs are lowered.

Major advances made in Burkitt's lymphoma

Scientists have discovered a better way to identify and treat a commonly misdiagnosed cancer affecting young adults and teenagers, a study published in Blood* reveals...

Detailed diagnosis boosts child cancer survival

More accurate disease classification now means some young children with neuroblastoma will have less intensive treatment with better survival, according to research...

Adding chemo to radiotherapy halves risk of deadly bladder cancer returning

Bladder cancer patients given low doses of chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy were nearly 50 per cent less likely to relapse with the most lethal form of the disease...

Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy improves head and neck cancer survival

Cancer Research UK scientists have found that a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy improves survival from advanced head and neck cancer in patients who are not...

Genes may predict patient's response to chemotherapy

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have identified two genes that may help to identify which breast cancer patients will respond to the common chemotherapy drug...

Chemo instead of radiotherapy cuts long-term side effects for children with brain tumours

Using chemotherapy to delay or avoid radiotherapy in children under three with a type of brain tumour called ependymoma reduces the risk of potentially damaging long term...

Drug trial success could reduce risk of bladder cancer recurring by a third

A major bladder cancer trial, funded by Cancer Research UK, has shown that adding two commonly used chemotherapy drugs to traditional radiotherapy can reduce the chance of...

Cancer Research UK scientists discover pattern of genetic faults to predict cancer drug success

A pattern of genetic defects in tumours could indicate whether ovarian cancer patients will respond to common chemotherapy drugs before treatment starts, reveals a Cancer...

UK scientists develop safer bone marrow transplant technique

Scientists have developed a new bone marrow transplant technique that only requires a small dose of chemotherapy and may therefore make treatment safer and less...

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