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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

Personalised treatments for rare cancers tested in study

A small new trial in the US has suggested personalised treatment based on tumour features could be effective in patients with rare cancers.

Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

Two treatments for advanced prostate cancer bring equal benefits

Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Targeted drug helps keep some advanced ovarian cancers at bay

Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.

Handheld device could spot tumour tissue during surgery

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.

US scientists share research of children’s cancers to accelerate progress

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.

Most young people who try e-cigarettes don’t become regular users, says study

The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.

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