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

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Women reveal reasons they reject a preventive treatment for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease.

News digest – cancer survival, cervical screening, immunotherapy on the NHS and US targeted drug approval

In the news this week: cancer survival in England is still lagging behind the best and a second immunotherapy drug is made available for advanced skin cancer on the NHS....

Immunotherapy drug made available for some NHS patients with advanced skin cancer after surgery

An immunotherapy drug will be made available to some patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer on the NHS in England.

Cancer Research UK, the Francis Crick Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb join forces to map out lung cancer immunology

This collaboration will help develop a ‘rule book’ to guide precision combination immunotherapies and to speed up the development of new lung cancer treatments.

Targeted cancer drug made available for some NHS liver cancer patients

A targeted cancer drug will now be available for some adults with advanced liver cancer on the NHS.

Cancer Research UK appoints new trustee

Cancer Research UK have appointed Tracy De Groose as a trustee. She is executive chair of Newsworks and has broad experience in media, marketing and advertising

Altering cancer metabolism helps treatments attack tumours

Restricting the ability of cancer cells to metabolise sugar could make oncolytic viruses more effective at attacking them.

Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

Nutcracker Christmas dream comes true for young cancer survivor

11-year-old cancer survivor and aspiring ballerina, Charlie, had her dream come true when she danced with the ballerinas from The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

10% of bowel cancer patients can wait more than a year to start treatment

It can take up to a year for some bowel cancer patients in the UK to start treatment, according to international research coordinated by Cancer Research UK.

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