Cancer news

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

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Cancer survivors want clear diet advice from their doctors and nurses

People who survive cancer want clear advice from doctors and nurses about what they should eat.

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer.

Last orders on cancer – Dryathlon September is back!

Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon is challenging the nation to prove their willpower this September.

Cancer number one cause of death in England and Wales

Cancer accounted for over a quarter (28%) of all registered deaths in 2015, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

International collaboration to create new cancer models to accelerate research

An international project to develop a large, globally accessible, bank of new cancer cell culture models for the research community launches today.

Junk food advertising is too tempting for children

Children describe junk food advertising as ‘tempting’ and ‘addictive’, and say they could ‘lick the screen’, according to a new report.

New smartphone app shows how cancer treatments work

Cancer Research UK scientists have launched a new app, Tumour Takedown, for smartphones and tablets that shows how some cancer treatments work.

Tailored health campaigns could help ethnic groups spot cancer symptoms earlier

Developing campaigns that are relevant to different cultures is vital to make sure more people from all ethnic groups get cancer symptoms checked out early.

Defining cancers based on genetic ‘fingerprint’ could help personalise treatment

Doctors are closer to personalising treatment for some cancers as genetic analysis of tumours becomes more commonplace.

Worry about wasting GP’s time stopping people from reporting cancer symptoms

Worrying about wasting their GP’s time is stopping people reporting cancer alarm symptoms.