Cancer news

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

News Post List

100,000 Genomes Project hits halfway milestone

An NHS research project to uncover the genetic causes of cancers and rare diseases has reached the halfway mark.

Cancer Research UK appoints leading expert to help accelerate advancements in clinical research

Cancer Research UK announces the appointment of Dr James Larkin as a new Senior Clinical Advisor in clinical research.

News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

This week's news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

Breast cancer relapse tests vary in accuracy

Branded tests designed to predict if breast cancer will come back vary in accuracy, according to a new study.

10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

Drugs approved in Scotland for bladder and skin cancers

Two new cancer drugs have been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Cancer Research UK to invest £45 million in clinical trials

Cancer Research UK has announced that £45 million will be invested into its network of clinical trials units across the UK.

News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

This week's news covers why cancer patients shouldn't stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

Scans could help tailor pancreatic cancer treatment

Doctors should use a specialised type of scan to help decide if patients with pancreatic cancer may benefit from surgery, according to NICE.

Apalutamide delays spread of certain prostate cancers in trial

An experimental hormone therapy delays the spread of prostate cancer that has stopped responding to standard treatment, according to new clinical trial results.

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