Together we will beat cancer


Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, with around 48,500 people diagnosed each year. There are two main types of lung cancer – small cell lung cancer and non small cell lung cancer – depending on how the cells look under the microscope.

The main symptoms are a cough, shortness of breath and weight loss.

Immunotherapy treatment recommended for advanced small cell lung cancer 

A new immunotherapy treatment has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for some adults with small cell lung cancer.

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Moves and countermoves: How the immune system responds to lung cancer’s ‘tactics’

Scientists working on the TRACERx project have mapped how the immune systems responds to lung tumours over time

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The power of philanthropy: TRACERx

In the first of a new blog series on the power of philanthropy, we look at TRACERx – the first longitudinal, large-scale study of lung cancer evolution.

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Three new treatment options approved for NHS use in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted 3 new cancer treatments for NHS use in Scotland

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Evolution, sex and TRACERx: how cancer’s ‘spare tyre’ helps it survive  

New research reveals how some cancer cells double their genome to help them survive. Find out more about cancer’s ‘spare tyre’.

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Targeted lung cancer treatment gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Adults in England with advanced lung cancer will not have access to a new targeted cancer drug, lorlatinib (Lorviqua). 

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Never too late to quit: protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer.

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Lung cancer immunotherapy gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

An immunotherapy and chemotherapy combo has been rejected for some adults with small cell lung cancer on the NHS in England.

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First-in-human trial for new lung cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Research UK and VOLT, announce a new partnership to bring a novel immunotherapeutic vaccine strategy to patients with lung cancer

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Predicting lung cancer’s return at surgery

New lung cancer research shows that detecting potential tumour cells leaving the vein in the lung at surgery may predict the diseases return.

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