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

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Nobel Prize 2018: how the winning chemistry technique helped generate new cancer treatments

Professor George Smith and Professor Sir Gregory Winter won a Nobel Prize for a developing a technique that can help scientists discover new cancer drugs.

Children who spend more than half an hour online twice as likely to pester for junk food

Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food

Bowel cancer in younger women linked to obesity

Obesity could be playing a role in rising rates of bowel cancer in women under 50, a new study suggests.

News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.

‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

NHS England to fund engineered cell therapy for adults with aggressive lymphoma

A cancer immunotherapy will be offered on the NHS in England to some adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma, NHS England announced today.

Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.

Professor Stephen West awarded Cancer Research UK’s lifetime achievement prize

Professor Stephen West of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement award for his pioneering work in DNA repair.

Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo have been given a Nobel Prize for revolutionising our understanding of how the immune system sees cancer.

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