Cancer news

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

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ASCO 2018 news: ‘blood tests’, breast cancer chemo, kinder treatments and immunotherapy

The top stories from the 2018 ASCO annual meeting: overexcited coverage of cancer blood tests and how a gene test can tailor breast cancer treatment.

News digest – cancer blood test, brain tumour vaccine, smoking, and how to predict a tumour’s future

Top stories this week: A ‘simple blood test’ isn’t the finished article, and an antifungal treatment has eliminated sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice.

Antifungal drug eliminates sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice

An antifungal medication, commonly prescribed for toenail infections, could help eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumours, according to new research.

Everyday changes to diet and exercise could avoid 26,000 cases of cancer a year in women

Around 500 cases of cancer in women every week in the UK could be prevented by keeping a healthy weight and increasing exercise.

6 tips to spot cancer ‘fake news’

How can you tell if there's more to the latest cancer news than meets the eye? Here are a few tips to help you judge a story for yourself.

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia

A clinical trial testing a new treatment combination in patients with leukaemia launches through the Combinations Alliance today.

Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”

A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.

Learning from a cancer’s past could predict its future

By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.

News digest – childhood leukaemia theory, AI diagnosis, junk food ads and ‘cancer-killing viruses’

Obesity dominates headlines this week and a senior scientist explains his theory on what might cause one type of childhood leukaemia.

Patient data saves lives. Here’s how we use and protect it

Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.

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