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

Research And Trials

Gene test might benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer

Aggressive breast cancers carrying a faulty BRCA gene responded better to a certain type of chemotherapy than standard treatment, according to a trial.

Vitamin C as a treatment for cancer: the evidence so far

Headlines from last year could have you believe that eating oranges could cure cancer. But is there any evidence behind vitamin C as a cancer treatment?

Two Global Cancer Leaders Announce Ambitious Strategic Alliance

Cancer Research UK and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) are launching an international alliance to speed the pace of progress against cancer.

'Killer' kidney cancers identified by studying their evolution

Scientists have discovered that kidney cancer follows distinct evolutionary paths, enabling them to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive.

Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

Colon cancer chemo could be halved after surgery

Post-surgery chemotherapy courses could be cut in half for some colon cancer patients, according to a new global study.

British Science Week 2018: how our pioneers are exploring cancer

This British Science Week we'll be catching up with some of our pioneering scientists that are tackling cancer differently.

Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn't save lives from prostate cancer.

Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

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