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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. 

Kidney Cancer

Cancer Research UK launches nine high-tech gene projects

Unravelling the genetic secrets behind a range of cancers is the aim of a new initiative from Cancer Research UK.

Drug delays kidney cancer progression in phase III trial

A phase III clinical trial involving the experimental drug everolimus (RAD001) suggests that it may significantly delay the progress of kidney cancer in patients whose...

Molecular test for cancer relapse in UK children

A molecular marker used in America to predict whether children with a form of kidney cancer, called Wilms' tumour, are more likely to relapse than other children, could be...

NHS in Wales to fund four kidney cancer drugs pending NICE approval

Patients with kidney cancer in Wales are to have access to four life-prolonging drugs on the NHS, even though the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (...

NHS faces huge cancer challenge as cases set to jump by 45 per cent

THE NHS must start planning now to deal with a predicted leap of 45 per cent in the number of new cancer cases in the UK over the next two decades, Cancer Research UK...

Blood in urine could be sign of kidney cancer says new campaign

A national campaign has been launched to highlight the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer.

Cancer genes differ in different parts of a tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its 'genetic landscape', according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal...

Kidney cancer drug gets NHS approval

Patients with advanced kidney cancer will soon have access to the new drug Sutent (sunitinib) in England after the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (...

Deprived cancer patients face fatal health problems

Cancer patients from deprived backgrounds are more likely to develop life-threatening health problems, research published today (Wednesday) in the British Journal of...

Study improves understanding of childhood kidney cancer

A new study, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, has helped to pinpoint genetic changes in certain cells that may contribute to Wilms' tumour, the most common form of...

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