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

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Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumour

Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain.

News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news digest.

Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Plan

Cancer Research UK responds to the Governments new Childhood Obesity Strategy.

News digest – Cancer in the elderly, NHS funding, lung cancer treatment and making chemo kinder

This week’s headlines: drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo and cancer rates in over-75s are ‘set to rocket’.

The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80% in less than 20 years. The NHS must adapt now to care for them.

Number of elderly diagnosed with cancer set to rocket by 80% in less than 20 years

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80% to nearly a quarter of a million by 2035, according to new figures.

Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock.

New drug halves hearing loss in children following cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to new research.

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