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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. 

Children

New drug targeting high-risk children’s cancer is ready for trials

A new drug that has passed safety tests in adults is likely to be effective against the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children and young people with cancer who have relapsed can get rapid access to new treatments, thanks to new Cancer Research UK trial

Children and young people in the UK with cancers that have come back can now access new personalised treatments quicker than ever before.

Targeted drug improves survival for children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma

New clinical trial results show that adding rituximab to standard chemotherapy could improve survival for some children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Young cancer survivor gets unforgettable festive treat as he meets the Snowman

Six-year-old Karos Rasoul from London gets a Christmas treat meeting the cast of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s The Snowman at The Peacock, London.

Different challenges, same determination: how we’re tackling children’s and young people’s cancers

Through our new research strategy, we're determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.

Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

Almost a third of clothes 'hanging around' unworn in UK wardrobes

The survey, conducted by Censuswide, marks the return of TK Maxx's 'Give Up Clothes For Good' campaign.

Santa makes an off-duty summer appearance to surprise children with cancer

Ollie, Connor & Kyna attended the Cancer Research UK kids & teens star awards party after missing out on Christmas due to treatment.

Three cancer drugs cleared for NHS funding in Scotland

Three cancer drugs have been approved for patients on the NHS in Scotland, including a drug for some patients with advanced liver cancer.

Nutcracker Christmas dream comes true for young cancer survivor

11-year-old cancer survivor and aspiring ballerina, Charlie, had her dream come true when she danced with the ballerinas from The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

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