Cancer news

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


Opening a window of opportunity for head and neck cancer

We take a look at our latest immunotherapy clinical trial, testing a new drug for people with head and neck cancers.

Immunotherapy cancer ‘cure’ headlines distract from fascinating science

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

CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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...