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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. 

Childrens Cancers

Study finds childhood cancer survivors have higher risk of dying years later

Childhood cancer survivors may have an increased risk of death from other forms of cancer, cardiac and cerebrovascular causes.

Genetically modified immunotherapy shows promise in B-cell acute leukaemia

Treatment with genetically modified immune cells caused remission in patients with a particular type of acute leukaemia, according to a small US trial.

Light show brightens prospects for children with cancer

A new test that lights up a tumour's DNA with brightly coloured fluorescent dye can predict a child's chances of relapsing from cancer, a study in the Lancet reveals1.

Trial results show dramatically improved survival for relapsed childhood leukaemia

A new treatment increases survival to almost 70 per cent for children whose acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) returns.

Teenagers not included in enough cancer trials

A new study has highlighted the small number of teenagers who are enrolled in clinical trials in the UK.

Potential new way to treat childhood leukaemia identified

An international team of scientists has discovered a potential new treatment target for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL).

Researchers ease fears over radon

Children living in homes with high levels of radon gas or gamma radiation are not at detectably increased risk of developing cancer, according to a major new study...

L.I.S.A. set to transform children's cancer care

Doctors swamped in a baffling array of complex information can now turn to a new friend for therapeutic advice.

Cancer Research UK launches trial of new drug to treat acute childhood leukaemia

Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new type of leukaemia drug.

Charity reassures families over childhood cancer survival stats

Charity reassures families over childhood cancer survival stats Cancer Research UK has responded to claims that children with cancer have shorter survival in the UK than...