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

Research And Trials

Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre at Barts

A new cancer centre, launched today, puts London at the forefront of cancer research.

Major new network for UK cancer research announced

Funding for a major network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) for the UK has been announced today at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer...

Experimental combination therapy trial for breast cancer patients no longer responding to treatment

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) has joined forces with academia and industry to trial an experimental drug from AstraZeneca called AZD4547 in...

Study sheds light on protein's ability to kill rogue cells

Scientists have shown how perforin kills rogue cells in the body by punching holes in them so that toxic enzymes can enter and destroy them.

Ten Cancer Research UK scientists become EMBO elect

TEN Cancer Research UK funded scientists have been elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) - a prestigious body which recognises and promotes...

Drug boosts survival when breast cancer spreads to brain

Treatment with lapatinib could extend survival in women with Her2-positive breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to research published today in the British...

New test hope to personalise treatment for bladder cancer patients

Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a molecule in cells which could predict the success of radiotherapy to treat individual bladder cancer patients, reveals...

Aspirin's 'double hit' on bowel cancer

Aspirin kills cancer cells by controlling two key processes that influence energy use in cells and could explain how aspirin can prevent bowel cancer.

New tissue banks to standardise cancer samples

A new consortium of banks to store biological samples for cancer research has been announced at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Birmingham.

HPV test for oral cancers may improve patient outcomes and treatments

A new test designed to classify tonsil and throat cancers into one of two groups should help deliver the right treatment to the right patients.