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Radiotherapy before surgery slashes bowel cancer recurrence says trial

An international clinical trial has found a way to minimise the risk of tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients to as little as one per cent.

'Targeted' breast and ovarian cancer drug could have far wider application

Canadian researchers have shown that the targeted cancer drug olaparib can also reduce the size of tumours in a substantial minority of ovarian cancer patients.

Temozolomide sales reach $1 billion

Sales of Temozolomide*, an anti-cancer drug developed by Cancer Research UK scientists, have reached $1 billion**.

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca sign deal to trial first-of-kind cancer drug

Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology have reached an agreement with AstraZeneca to take compound AZD-3965, a first-of-its-kind experimental drug to...

'Impressive' new lung cancer drug revealed

Scientists have identified a new drug which could be used to treat people with small cell lung cancer.

Long-term, low-dose aspirin use may cut bowel cancer risk

Long-term use of low-dose aspirin could reduce the number of cases of bowel cancer and deaths from the disease, British scientists have found.

Projects launched to crack the cancer code

CANCER RESEARCH UK today launched two pioneering projects to identify the key genetic faults that are driving oesophageal and prostate cancers, which will transform our...

Powerful online cancer drug discovery database unveiled

A powerful new cancer drug discovery database has been launched to speed up the process of bringing drugs from 'bench to bedside'.

Two-fifths of breast cancers 'change form' when they spread

Nearly two-fifths of breast cancers change form when they spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit, UK scientists have found.

New leukaemia vaccine enters clinical trials

UK scientists have launched an early clinical trial - phase-II - of a new cancer vaccine designed to help patients with leukaemia to fight the disease.

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