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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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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.

'Glow in the dark' brains aid tumour surgery

A multi-centre phase II clinical trial for a pioneering new surgical technique has started in the UK.

Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre at Barts

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

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 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...

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...