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

Lung Cancer

Opinion: ‘NHS targeted lung health checks are another reason to be positive about lung cancer’

The roll-out of mobile NHS scanners will save lives from lung cancer. But staff shortages, stop smoking services and treatment inequalities can't be ignored.

NHS to roll out mobile lung cancer scanning across England

Lung cancer scanning trucks will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the country in a drive to detect the disease earlier.

Half a million fewer deaths from lung cancer in 40 years

Lung cancer death rates in men have plummeted since 1979 with nearly 500,000 fewer deaths than would have been expected if the rate had stayed the same

Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

Cancer Research UK, the Francis Crick Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb join forces to map out lung cancer immunology

This collaboration will help develop a ‘rule book’ to guide precision combination immunotherapies and to speed up the development of new lung cancer treatments.

Science Snaps: spotting lung cancers’ ‘crime hotspots’

Scientists are turning to crime-mapping tech as a new way to look at cancer.

Immunotherapy drug made available for some NHS patients with lung cancer

Some patients with lung cancer will be able to receive an immunotherapy drug with standard chemotherapy on the NHS in England.

Mirati Therapeutics joins Cancer Research UK’s Stratified Medicine Programme

Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. is the latest partner of Cancer Research UK’s Stratified Medicine Programme.

Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

We don't always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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