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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. 

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Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.

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...

Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

Restoring leaky blood vessels could lead to new cancer treatment

A Belgian study has found making tumour blood vessels more normal might help deliver drugs to the tumour.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Read our final roundup from this year's NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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