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

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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.

Age: the biggest cancer risk factor

Age is the single biggest risk factor for cancer. We explore why age increases the risk of cancer and what it means.

NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

News digest – trial to test lung cancer vaccine, cervical screening language, prostate cancer spit test and AI for the NHS

In this week’s headlines: we launch a new trial testing a lung cancer vaccine and kids in England have already reached their sugar limit for the year.

‘Our NHS is there for us, now it’s time to stand with them’

We've launched a campaign for more NHS staff to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer survivor Elizabeth Bailey explains how you can get involved.

Cancer Research UK tests first of its kind vaccine to treat lung cancer

A first of its kind treatment vaccine has moved into a phase I clinical trial for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

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