Cancer news

UK oesophageal cancer statistics are ‘worrying’

The UK has the highest rate of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in the world, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Experimental white blood cell treatment shows ‘remarkable’ promise in leukaemia

An experimental treatment that trains a patient’s immune system to attack their cancer caused remission in 90 per cent of leukaemia patients.

Study highlights need for improvements in lung cancer diagnosis

One in three lung cancer patients die within 90 days of diagnosis, research has found, highlighting the need to improve early diagnosis and treatments.

Smoke-free plans for London parks and squares

A move described as the biggest public health drive in the world includes plans to make 40 per cent of London smoke-free.

Scientists find molecular ‘breadcrumb trail’ that helps melanoma spread

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that melanoma cells are drawn to follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body.