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

News Post List

‘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.

News digest – obesity, the contraceptive pill, breast cancer rates and cancer in Kenya

In the news this week: Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women.

‘My fiancee is gone but she’s still helping others fight cancer’

Following the publication of a new piece of cancer research, one of our colleagues reflects on the contribution his late fiancee made in making it happen.

Science snaps: how nappy technology is helping us see cancer more clearly

Find out how Professor Ed Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team have adapted the technology found in babies' nappies to take sharper images of...

Screening scans 'could cut lung cancer deaths’

Introducing lung screening for people at high risk of lung cancer could reduce deaths from the disease, according to new unpublished research.

Urine liquid biopsies could help monitor bladder cancer treatment

Scientists have shown for the first time that immune cells in the urine of bladder cancer patients accurately reflect those in the tumour environment.

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