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
A small new trial in the US has suggested personalised treatment based on tumour features could be effective in patients with rare cancers.
The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.
A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.
In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.
Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.
Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.
US scientists have made a handheld device that can distinguish between tumour and healthy tissue in the lab. This could one day help improve cancer surgery.
Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed and shared new mouse models of 12 children’s cancers that could be used to test new drugs.
The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.