Cancer news

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


Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients' immune cells to fight cancer.

The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

We've enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

NCRI cancer conference day 4: the cost of cancer care and the immune system (again)

On the final day of the conference the media picked up on two studies. The first found that across a poll of almost 1,500 people many were unaware of the full purpose of...

The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Seven months ago we set about finding the biggest challenges in cancer research.

The world’s best scientific minds worked together with patients to settle on the...

Expert Opinion – Professor Peter Johnson on cancer immunotherapy

After decades in the shadows, treatments that encourage a patient’s own immune system to target their cancer – known as immunotherapy – have emerged as one of the...

Fishing for cancer cures: our new Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory

A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future.

This precious...

Could aspirin boost cancer immunotherapy?

Our immune system is incredibly effective at getting rid of bacterial and viral infections that can harm us. But cancer, which starts from our own cells growing out of...

Magnetic fields could guide experimental cancer-killing viruses to tumours

A new technique using an MRI scanner to move cancer-fighting viruses towards tumours could improve an experimental cancer treatment.

‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

As a research-based organisation we like to experiment. Not just in the lab, but also in the ways we communicate our research to our supporters who fund it as well as the...