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

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Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients

A '10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

Cancer Research UK appoints new chief financial officer

Cancer Research UK have appointed Rita Akushie as the charity's new Chief Financial Officer, starting in January 2019

Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

Women reveal reasons they reject a preventive treatment for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease.

News digest – cancer survival, cervical screening, immunotherapy on the NHS and US targeted drug approval

In the news this week: cancer survival in England is still lagging behind the best and a second immunotherapy drug is made available for advanced skin cancer on the NHS....

Immunotherapy drug made available for some NHS patients with advanced skin cancer after surgery

An immunotherapy drug will be made available to some patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer on the NHS in England.

Cancer Research UK, the Francis Crick Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb join forces to map out lung cancer immunology

This collaboration will help develop a ‘rule book’ to guide precision combination immunotherapies and to speed up the development of new lung cancer treatments.

Targeted cancer drug made available for some NHS liver cancer patients

A targeted cancer drug will now be available for some adults with advanced liver cancer on the NHS.

Cancer Research UK appoints new trustee

Cancer Research UK have appointed Tracy De Groose as a trustee. She is executive chair of Newsworks and has broad experience in media, marketing and advertising

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