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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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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.

Our top researchers share their ambitions for 2019

We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.

News digest – unhealthy food tax, NICE decisions, fertility and an experimental cervical cancer test

In the news this week: a new experimental cervical cancer test and England’s top doctor calls for a tax on unhealthy foods.

Three breast cancer relapse tests recommended for NHS use

Three tests designed to predict if breast cancer will come back after treatment have been recommended for use on the NHS.

Targeted drug not approved for certain lymphoma patients on the NHS

People with a certain type of lymphoma will not be able to receive a targeted cancer drug on the NHS in England.

Immune cells cast DNA ‘webs’ that may help ovarian cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that immune cells play a role in helping ovarian cancer cells to spread in mice.

Too soon to say cervical cancer DNA test will ‘revolutionise screening’

A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used in cervical screening.

6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister's commitment to early diagnosis.

Our 5 biggest cancer research stories from 2018

This year we’ve taken important steps towards tackling the most aggressive cancers and making treatments kinder for children, all thanks to your generous donations.

News digest – specialist prostate cancer scans, HPV vaccine catch up, breast cancer risk and surgery gel spray 

In this week’s news: specialist prostate cancer MRI scan recommended on NHS and scientists are developing a gel spray to reduce tumour growth after surgery.

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