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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. 

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New technique identifies tumour DNA changes in individual patients

Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to track the progression of cancer by uncovering changes in their tumour's genetic material.

Gene 'fusion' linked to aggressive brain cancer

A small number of cases of glioblastoma - an aggressive brain tumour - are caused by DNA damage that joins two particular genes together.

CRT and ValiRx sign licensing deal to develop prostate cancer treatment

CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY has signed a deal to provide biotech company ValiRx plc with the global rights to develop a promising compound to treat hormone-resistant...

Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre at Barts

A new cancer centre, launched today, puts London at the forefront of cancer research.

US research suggests prostate drug could prevent cancer

A drug already used to shrink benign, enlarged prostates could also help to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

35 million funding boost for experimental cancer medicine

Cancer Research UK has teamed up with the Departments of Health in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to develop and expand a network of Centres for...

Breath test could help to detect cancer

A test using a patient's breath could be developed to detect lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancers, a team of scientists have discovered.

Cancer Research UK ploughs Ј21 million into new Drug Discovery Programmes

CANCER RESEARCH UK is set to extend its drug discovery effort by investing up to Ј16 million in two new Drug Discovery Programmes at the Paterson Institute for Cancer...

Government announces 775m investment in NHS research

Up to 775 million of government funding is to be made available over the next five years for research aimed at delivering benefits to NHS patients.

Newcastle scientists working to improve treatment of childhood brain cancers

A greater understanding of how children's brain cancers grow and spread could lead to more sophisticated treatments for the disease.