Cancer news

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

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Scientists use DNA-editing tool CRISPR to catalogue cancer’s weaknesses

UK scientists are putting together a list of the most promising potential cancer drug targets in one of the largest lab studies of its kind.

Breast cancer drug combo gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients in England with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will not have access to a new drug comb, after it was given an initial no for NHS use.

Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?

Immune-stimulating injection turns tumours into ‘cancer vaccine factories’ in mice

Injecting immune cell stimulants directly into a tumour could help the immune system spot and attack cancer cells, according to new research in mice.

News digest – HPV vaccine, global diets and NHS drug decisions

In this week’s news: positive results from the HPV vaccination programme in Scotland and new research looks at the areas of our face we might miss when applying sunscreen...

Prostate cancer hormone therapy rejected on NHS in England

A prostate cancer drug won’t be offered on the NHS any earlier in the treatment plans of patients living with the disease in England.

Kidney cancer immunotherapy combo approved for NHS use in England

A combination of immunotherapy drugs will be made available to NHS patients with advanced and aggressive kidney cancer on the NHS in England.

Advanced breast cancer drug combo approved for NHS in England

A new drug combo has been made available to some patients with advanced breast cancer on the NHS in England.

News digest – discount junk food deals, lung cancer immunotherapy, cigarettes and wine

In this week’s news: new research asks, ‘how many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ and special offers fuel obese shoppers.

Cigarettes and alcohol: should we be communicating cancer risk in terms of cigarettes smoked?

Research today asked: ‘How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ But how these stats might now affect the way people view drinking remains to be seen.

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