Cancer news

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


Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Let’s be clear – drinking alcohol carries health risks.

It causes seven different types of cancer. And the more we cut down on alcohol, the more we reduce our risk...

Lung cancer success and an alcohol-free new year

Exciting results from a lung cancer campaign, important findings from a breast cancer prevention trial, and a trip to an alcohol-free bar.

Scientists calculate alcohol cancer burden

Alcohol consumption is a direct cause of around 3.

NICE recommends minimum alcohol pricing

The government should introduce a minimum price for alcohol and consider an outright ban on alcohol advertising, NICE says.

Sunburn, smoking, alcohol and obesity fuelling rising cancer rates

New statistics from Cancer Research UK reveal steep rises in cancers linked to excessive sun exposure, alcohol, smoking and obesity.

Heavy drinking linked to increased cancer risk

Canadian scientists have provided more evidence of a link between alcohol consumption and an increased risk of cancer.

Cancer Research UK urges government to 'strengthen' alcohol commitment

Cancer Research UK has signed up to the Responsibility Deal announced by health secretary Andrew Lansley today (March 15th)

Alcohol, smoking and breast cancer: the definitive answer

A woman's risk of breast cancer increases by six per cent for every extra alcoholic drink1 consumed on a daily basis, the world's largest study2 of women's smoking and...

Campaign warns of unseen health damage caused by alcohol misuse

A government-funded advertising campaign launching today, aims to raise awareness of the unseen health damage caused by regular alcohol misuse.

New insight into how alcohol is linked to breast and liver cancers

A US laboratory study has revealed how the breakdown of alcohol in human cells results in DNA damage that causes cell changes linked to cancer.