Cancer news

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

Early Detection

Nose swab detects tobacco damage linked to lung cancer in smokers

A sample of cells taken from the inside of the nose could be used to indicate the damage caused to cells in the lung by smoking.

A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We're announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

Could a smartphone app help doctors diagnose lung cancer?

We've developed an app that could help doctors analyse lung scans and care for patients who may be diagnosed with lung cancer.

Helping patients get the right cancer test first time, and faster

A series of projects are testing a new way to potentially diagnose some cancers earlier, we take a look at how the approach might work.

Talking about mouth cancer is important

We spoke to Charlie, a mouth cancer survivor, about the importance of spotting the disease early.

Sponge on a string test could replace endoscopies

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify some people with a low risk of developing oesophageal cancer, sparing them uncomfortable endoscopies.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

Cancer waiting times: what’s causing the delays?

A key cancer waiting time target has been missed again in England, we investigate why.

Review to speed up GP cancer referrals opens

An audit of GP services in the UK has been launched today to find out how quickly cancer patients are referred.

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