Cancer news

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

Scientists discover how breast cancer cells spread from blood vessels

Researchers have identified a protein that controls how breast cancer cells spread around the body.

How does alcohol cause cancer?

We explore the science behind how alcohol affects and damages our cells, and how this can cause the cells in our bodies to develop into cancer.

Public back ban on children’s junk food advertising

Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed.

News digest – Sir Terry Wogan, World Cancer Day, gene editing, proton beam therapy and more.

Another national treasure loses their battle with cancer, World Cancer Day brings some much needed good news, scientists can start editing our genes, new research on...

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.