Cancer news

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

Cancer Research UK appoints leading experts in surgery, children’s cancers and primary care

Cancer Research UK announces the appointment of three senior clinical advisors to join the charity’s leadership to accelerate progress of its research...

England smoking ban cuts children hospital admissions

The law making it illegal to smoke in public indoor places saw 11,000 fewer children being admitted to hospital each year.

Researchers uncover how breast cancer can spread to bone

Breast cancer cells can release a chemical that alters the structure of bones, making it easier for the cancer to spread, according to new laboratory...

Lower cancer survival in UK linked to delays in referring patients for tests

GPs in the UK are less likely to immediately refer people with possible cancer for tests or to a specialist than those in comparable countries.

Eating a Mediterranean diet could cut womb cancer risk

Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half.