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. 

Stomach Cancer

Immunotherapy comparable to chemo for some advanced stomach cancers

An immunotherapy drug could prove just as effective as chemotherapy in prolonging the lives of patients with advanced cancers of the stomach or food pipe.

Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.

Lifetime weight gain linked to oesophageal and stomach cancers

People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop oesophageal or upper stomach cancer.

Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

Stomach cancer ‘fingerprint’ may offer clues for targeted treatment

One in 10 stomach cancers appear to carry a genetic fingerprint which could provide clues as to the most effective course of treatment, new research suggests.

World’s largest clinical trial on aspirin to stop cancer returning launches today

The world’s largest ever clinical trial looking at whether taking aspirin stops some of the most common cancers coming back, launches across the UK today.

Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

A study published today, by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists, shows that cancer survival in England remains lower than in other similar countries – something first...

Treating common bacterial infection could help prevent stomach cancer

A short course of antibiotic treatment has the potential to reduce the risk of stomach cancer linked to infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

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