Cancer news

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

Chemotherapy

Chemo combo could help pancreatic cancer patients live longer after surgery

A combination of chemotherapy drugs was better than a single drug at extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients after surgery.

Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Pancreatic cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery may live longer than those who have immediate surgery.

Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo

A test that measures gene activity can help tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, sparing them chemotherapy.

Gene test might benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer

Aggressive breast cancers carrying a faulty BRCA gene responded better to a certain type of chemotherapy than standard treatment, according to a trial.

Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

Our milestones: How a combination of events led to a cure for a rare cancer

We go back to the 1950s to find out how one of our scientists helped transform the outlook for women with a rare cancer called choriocarcinoma.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative CMF

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

Science Snaps: leukaemia cells are born to run

For this edition of Science Snaps we peer inside some bones, investigating how leukaemia cells get around and dodge treatment.

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