Global Cancer News

Blood test can quickly match advanced breast cancer patients to targeted treatments

A blood test can help identify rare mutations in advanced breast cancer, which may enable patients to access effective treatments more quickly in the future, Cancer Research UK scientists have found. As part of the plasmaMATCH clinical trial,…

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Our biggest cancer news stories of 2019

2019 was a year jam packed with brilliant progress and new challenges for cancer research. Here are some of the top stories of the year: Re-writing the breast cancer rulebook, A cancer breath test enters trials, three new teams take on some of the biggest challenges in cancer research, tracking cancer evolution…

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First-in-human trial for new lung cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Research UK and Vaccitech Oncology Limited (VOLT), announced Wednesday that a new partnership to bring a novel immunotherapeutic vaccine strategy to patients with lung cancer. The vaccine treatment developed by VOLT, a strategic collaboration between Vaccitech…

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News digest – prostate cancer MRI trial, drug delivery, cancer ‘cures’ on Facebook and weight loss

New headlines on cancer research: -A prostate cancer MRI trial is in progress -Treatment that delivers drugs straight to tumor given for the first time -WHO approves cheap copy of common breast cancer drug -Facebook…

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Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is ‘rarely accurate’

Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and…

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