Cancer news

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

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News digest – Microsoft, Chan and Zuckerberg take on disease, fitness trackers, obesity in Scotland and… turmeric?

The tech and health worlds collided this week as software giant Microsoft launched ambitious plans to apply its computer skills to cancer research. And if you ignore the...

Cancer Research UK launches online course to help people talk about cancer

Cancer Research UK is launching its first online course to help people have more confident conversations about cancer.

Precision medicine trial first of its kind to show benefit to patients

A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the...

CRT and SV Life Sciences form Artios Pharma to focus on DNA damage response

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) – the development and commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK – and SV Life Sciences have today announced the launch of Artios Pharma...

A legacy of research – Beatrice and Harry’s story

Right now, people are doing amazing things to support our life-saving research. From flipping pancakes to pedalling for victory – every penny donated helps us beat cancer...

Warning over Scotland’s childhood obesity figures

More than a quarter of Scottish children are either overweight or obese, according to new national figures.

Data released today from the Scottish Health Survey...

News digest – impact of cervical screening, E-cigarettes, DNA damage and… Pac-Man?

This week, Cancer Research UK scientists published a study that showed the impact of cervical screening in preventing cases of cervical cancer, as well as deaths from the...

Cancer survival improves in England

Cancer survival has steadily climbed over the last seven years, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Where your money goes

Our life-saving work relies on the money our supporters give us. More than 9 out of ten donations we receive are for less than £10, proving that small amounts make a...

More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening

A Cancer Research UK study has found that cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this...

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