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Clinical Trials

Immunotherapy drug extends lives of advanced lung cancer patients

A drug that ‘reinvigorates the immune system’ can extend the lives of lung cancer patients with reduced side effects.

An intelligent knife and kinder treatments – some of our pioneering new clinical trials

We take a look at some of our new, pioneering clinical trials.

New drug combination shows early promise for some breast cancer patients

A combination of two drugs could help some breast cancer patients with advanced cancer live longer, according to a small clinical trial.

Milder chemotherapy drug could extend the lives of some leukaemia patients

People with a severe type of leukaemia could benefit from a milder chemotherapy drug, according to a new US study.

The trans-Atlantic quest to find a winning combination of cancer drugs

An exciting new partnership will see a combination of drugs tested in mesothelioma, lung and pancreatic cancers for the first time.

A legacy of research – Beatrice and Harry’s story

Right now, people are doing amazing things to support our life-saving research. From flipping pancakes to pedalling for victory – every penny donated helps us beat cancer...

Lung cancer patients whose tumour has spread to the brain could be spared radiotherapy

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer which has spread to the brain could be spared whole brain radiotherapy.

Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it's like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

Cancer Research UK launches new trial to test drug against resistant bladder cancer

A clinical trial to test a drug which may stop bladder cancers becoming resistant to chemotherapy is being launched by Cancer Research UK.

Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Brain tumours are one of the biggest challenges in cancer research, but we have a plan to tackle them.