Cancer news

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

News Post List

News digest – lung cancer in non-smokers, targeted clinical trials, pancreatic cancer ‘chatter’ and immigration

In the news this week: Lung cancer in never-smokers is on the rise and reading tumour DNA could match patients to early stage clinical trials.

Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

Pancreatic cancers ‘talk’ to neighbouring cells in mice, pointing to potential new drug targets

Scientists have found a new way in which cells that surround pancreatic cancers in mice can help the tumours grow.

Blood samples to help select the right early phase clinical trials for cancer patients

Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines

News digest – red and processed meat, DNA ‘fingerprints’, targeted leukaemia drugs and CRISPR

In the news this week: even moderation consumption of red and processed meat can increase bowel cancer risk.

Gene editing uncovers potential drug targets for aggressive brain tumours

Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing.

Science Surgery: ‘How do tumours ‘know’ where to spread?’

It's hard to talking about cancers 'knowing' something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.

Even moderate red and processed meat eaters at risk of bowel cancer

People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, a Cancer Research UK study* has found.

Three cancer drugs cleared for NHS funding in Scotland

Three cancer drugs have been approved for patients on the NHS in Scotland, including a drug for some patients with advanced liver cancer.

News digest – cancer ‘vaccine factories’, cataloguing DNA weaknesses, NHS drug decisions and cancer sniffing canines

In this week’s news: scientists use CRISPR to catalogue cancer’s weaknesses and researchers train cancer sniffing canines.

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