Cancer news

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

Drug Discovery And Development

International deal to screen potential cancer drugs using DNA 'barcodes'

A screening technology tags compounds with strands of DNA to assess prototype drugs for anti-cancer activity.

Cancer Research UK and Lilly collaborate to trial combinations of potential new cancer treatments

Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office announced that Eli Lilly will join its Combinations Alliance to help discover medicines for cancer.

UK-NZ collaboration to home in on new anti-cancer drug for leukaemia

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) - Cancer Research UK's development and commercialisation arm has teamed up with The University of Auckland to advance the discovery of new...

Scientists find new drug target for hard-to-treat leukaemia

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a promising new approach to treat a type of myeloid leukaemia.

'Skills Swap' to exploit expertise for patient benefit

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) and Medical Research Council Technology (MRCT) will 'swap' medical discoveries to accelerate the translation of early scientific research...

Cancer Research UK ploughs Ј21 million into new Drug Discovery Programmes

CANCER RESEARCH UK is set to extend its drug discovery effort by investing up to Ј16 million in two new Drug Discovery Programmes at the Paterson Institute for Cancer...

Senectus Therapeutics and AstraZeneca collaborate to identify triggers to cell ageing

Senectus Therapeutics has signed a deal to screen a selection of AstraZenecaїs chemical compound library to identify those which trigger a key element of cancer cell...

CRT and AstraZeneca form major alliance to create cancer metabolism drugs

Cancer Research UKїs commercialisation and development arm, Cancer Research Technology (CRT), today announced it has teamed up with biopharmaceutical business, AstraZeneca...

Temozolomide sales reach $1 billion

Sales of Temozolomide*, an anti-cancer drug developed by Cancer Research UK scientists, have reached $1 billion**.

'Treatment alliance' needed to save more children's lives from cancer

Experts are calling for an urgent change to approaches for treating and researching childhood cancers to continue to save more children.