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

Research And Trials

Cancer Research UK and Newcastle University extend successful multi-project drug discovery alliance with Astex Pharmaceuticals

Cancer Research UK and Newcastle University announce a three year extension to their major strategic drug discovery alliance with Astex Pharmaceuticals

Our milestones: How a combination of events led to a cure for a rare cancer

We go back to the 1950s to find out how one of our scientists helped transform the outlook for women with a rare cancer called choriocarcinoma.

News digest – NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and… at-home genetic tests?

NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here's our weekly news digest.

Reducing the margin of error: MRI-guided radiotherapy

In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.

Scientists deliver knock-out blow to multiple cancers

Targeting healthy cells that have been hijacked by cancer cells could help treat many different types of the disease.

IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the lives of many...

Stem cell treatment kills cancer cells that have spread in mice

A new stem cell-based cancer treatment can target and kill breast cancer cells that have spread in mice, according to a new study.

‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Read Alfred's story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods.

8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

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