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

Personalised Medicine

£14 million Government investment to help ‘personalise’ treatment

The minister for life sciences has unveiled £13.7 million of funding for ‘stratified medicine’ research through the Medical Research Council.

New drug 'more effective' than chemo for certain patients with advanced lung cancer

A new drug – crizotinib (Xalkori) – may be more beneficial than chemotherapy for some lung cancer patients.

Cancer cells in blood could help trace tumours' evolutionary past

US scientists have developed an improved method of collecting and growing rogue cancer cells from blood samples.

US ‘proof-of-concept’ trial confirms promise of stratified lung cancer treatment

Routine tests that look for multiple, specific genetic changes in patients’ lung tumours could help doctors select targeted treatments.

Revolutionary clinical trial aims to advance lung cancer treatment thanks to Cancer Research UK and Pharma partnership

Cancer Research UK is partnering with pharmaceutical companies to create a pioneering clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer