Cancer news

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. 

Research And Trials

Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

Scientists discover first step towards finding a new, targeted lung cancer treatment

Scientists have identified a key molecular player in a subtype of lung cancer, which could lead to a new way to tackle the disease.

Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

Life-extending immunotherapy approved on NHS for children with neuroblastoma

Children in England with high-risk neuroblastoma will now be offered a cancer drug that could extend their life.

Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

Antifungal drug eliminates sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice

An antifungal medication, commonly prescribed for toenail infections, could help eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumours, according to new research.

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