Cancer news

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

Cancer cells kill off healthy neighbours

Cancer cells create space to grow by killing off surrounding healthy cells, according to UK researchers working with fruit flies.

Cancer death rates fall by almost 10 per cent in 10 years

Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by nearly 10 per cent over 10 years according to the latest analysis released on World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

Could new NHS diagnostic centres tackle vague cancer symptoms?

We take a look at a series of projects looking to tackle vague cancer symptoms, and hopefully diagnose more cases earlier.

Backing from their GP could lead thousands more to take bowel cancer test

Almost 40,000 more people might take a bowel cancer test in England each year if the letter inviting them to do so was endorsed by their GP.