Cancer news

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


Why are cancer rates increasing?

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done.

Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

What causes cancer? It’s a simple question to ask, and – in so many ways – one of the hardest to answer.

And last week, as 2015 slowly got into gear and many of us...

600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Today we released new data highlighting what a real difference collective action on public health could make.

10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Summer is officially here and so too are summer holidays.

But keeping children healthy as well as entertained can be a daunting task. It’s often tempting to order...

The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients

Earlier this week, we released new stats about how pancreatic cancer – one of the most devastating and hard to treat forms of the disease – is linked to two lifestyle...

Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

The possible link between eating lots of red or processed meat and breast cancer has been in the news again today.

But has a new study published last night in the...

Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

A sunny weekend in the UK is rare and a great opportunity to get the barbecue out, catch up with friends and family and tuck in to some tasty food. And this year there’s...

Organic food doesn’t lower overall cancer risk

Women who always or mostly eat organic foods are no less likely to develop cancer than women who eat a more conventional diet.

Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

People reading some of today’s alarming headlines will be relieved to learn that – for the vast majority of people – eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”....

Cancer deaths in men, surgery under the spotlight, and highlighting oesophageal cancer

We take a look at the latest worldwide cancer stats, highlight the importance of cancer surgery, and discuss the issues around oesophageal cancer.