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


Personalised cancer vaccine may hold leukaemia at bay for longer

A cancer vaccine personalised to individual patients could reduce the chances of a type of blood cancer from returning, a small US study has found.

Reprogrammed immune cells fight advanced leukaemia

A specialised therapy that uses a patient’s own genetically altered cells could be an effective treatment for advanced leukaemia.

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.

Protein that takes care of our DNA is critical to leukaemia cell survival

A protein – already known to be involved in a cell's response to stress – called Tetratricopeptide repeat domain 5 (TTC5) is critical to the development of acute myeloid...

Cancer risk to children of having older parents

Older parents are at significantly increased risk of having a child with the most common form of leukaemia, Cancer Research UK reveals.

Sparkling Little Star Chloe is the Pride of Britain

Schoolgirl Chloe Gambrill has won a prestigious national award for her dedication to raising money for Cancer Research UK.

New evidence that power lines do not cause childhood leukaemia

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer1 casts further doubt over claims that magnetic fields produced by power lines and electrical appliances can lead to...

'Missing silencer' can trigger leukaemia

A completely new mechanism that leads to the development of a certain type of leukaemia could eventually be targeted by new treatments, according to research published in...

Cure for young acute myeloid leukaemia patients increases six-fold since 1970s

Almost half of teens and young adults with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) – a typically aggressive form of leukaemia – are cured thanks to improvements in treatment and...

Scientists solve arsenic's cancer paradox

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how arsenic works as an effective treatment for leukaemia.