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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. 

Immunotherapy

Combination immunotherapy for advanced bowel cancer approved for NHS in England

People who have previously been treated for a type of bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of their body will now have another treatment option in England,...

Common anti-inflammatory drug could boost cancer immunotherapy

Widely-used anti-inflammatory drugs make tumours in mice more responsive to treatments that harness the power of the body’s own immune system to tackle cancer, according...

Cancer Research UK spin-out goes public, ready to invest more in precision T cell therapies

Cancer Research UK’s spinout, Achilles Therapeutics plc (‘Achilles’), has raised $175.5 million through the closing of its initial public offering (IPO). The post Cancer...

Cancer Research UK spin-out goes public, ready to invest more in precision T cell therapies

Cancer Research UK’s spinout, Achilles Therapeutics plc (‘Achilles’), has raised $175.5 million through the closing of its initial public offering (IPO).

Transforming optimism: finding new ways to treat rare cancers

We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some...

Scientists develop next-generation immunotherapy now entering early phase clinical trials

Cancer Research UK scientists have invented a new experimental drug that aims to harness the full power of the body’s own immune system.

What can tumours in Tasmanian devils teach us about immunotherapy resistance?

A peculiar type of tumour, in an even more peculiar type of animal, could hold some clues to help scientists overcome immunotherapy resistance in humans.

Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments

Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumours, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system.

Immune-stimulating injection turns tumours into ‘cancer vaccine factories’ in mice

Injecting immune cell stimulants directly into a tumour could help the immune system spot and attack cancer cells, according to new research in mice.

Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from...

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