Cancer news

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

One in three children overweight or obese when leaving primary school

The Government has been urged to act immediately in response to the “alarming” number of children who are overweight or obese when leaving primary school...

Mouth cancer: dentists and GPs should be able to refer patients straight for tests

Professor Richard Shaw, a mouth cancer specialist who helped create our new Oral Cancer Toolkit, explains why it differs from the NICE referral guidelines...

Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

Children’s cancer death rates drop by a quarter in 10 years

The rate of children dying from cancer has dropped by 24 per cent in the last decade

Spending Review 2015: will it affect research and cancer?

We respond to today's Spending Review and outline what the announcement means for cancer services in the NHS and for science.