Cancer news

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

Clinical Trials

Cancer Research UK launches trial for potential new drug that could help immune system fight cancer

Cancer Research UK has launched a new clinical trial to test a drug that could stop a patient’s immune system from protecting tumours.

Immunotherapy cancer ‘cure’ headlines distract from fascinating science

We explore today's headlines about new US research on immunotherapy for blood cancers.

International Childhood Cancer Day: why an EU law needs improving to help develop new treatments for young people

We explore how an EU law potentially holding back progress in research on cancers that affect children and young adults.

New test could help select the best treatment for bowel cancer patients

A new test could help patients with advanced bowel cancer get the best treatment for their disease.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

Good progress in clinical trials transparency, but we need to do more

Stephanie Mathisen, Sense About Science Campaigns and Policy Officer, reflects on the successes of the AllTrials campaign over the past three years and the challenges that...

Can pigeons home in on cancer?

We regularly see stories in the media about animals sniffing out their owners’ cancer. And while these stories usually involve dogs, we’ve heard tales of horses, cats and...

Our milestones: How anastrozole became a number one hit

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Our milestones

In this instalment of our Milestones series, we look at Cancer Research UK’s pivotal trials, proving that a...

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from ‘targeted’ drug

A small UK clinical trial has found that a drug developed to target inherited gene faults could benefit some men whose prostate cancer has spread.

World’s largest clinical trial on aspirin to stop cancer returning launches today

The world’s largest ever clinical trial looking at whether taking aspirin stops some of the most common cancers coming back, launches across the UK today.