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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. 

Ovarian Cancer

Advanced ovarian cancer treatment approved for Cancer Drugs Fund

A targeted treatment for advanced ovarian cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and will be paid for by the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Advanced ovarian cancer drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

A targeted drug with potential to slow the progress of ovarian cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS in England.

Ovarian cancer drug will be offered earlier to NHS patients in England

A targeted drug for advanced ovarian cancer will be more widely available for certain patients on the NHS in England.

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

Immune cells cast DNA ‘webs’ that may help ovarian cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that immune cells play a role in helping ovarian cancer cells to spread in mice.

Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

Targeted drug could slow progression of ovarian cancer in women with faulty BRCA gene

A drug could help slow the progression of some advanced ovarian cancers and extend the time that patients show no signs of disease, according to new research.

An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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