Cancer news

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


Cellular ‘kryptonite’ poses challenges in tackling childhood nerve cancer

Like a horde of microscopic cellular superheroes, each with unique superpowers, your body’s immune system is made up of many different types of cells, all working together...

ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

As you’ll have probably spotted by the array of cancer stories in the media over the last week, the world’s biggest annual cancer conference has just taken place.


Virus therapy for melanoma – all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve seen the news today, you’ve probably seen stories about a new ‘virotherapy’ for advanced melanoma.

On the face of it, this is exciting news. Researchers...

Immunotherapy drugs show continued promise

A new immunotherapy drug has shown continued promise fortreating various types of cancer in a series of trials presented at a US conference.

‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

About a decade ago – back in the dark ages before social media took off – various versions of an email started circulating.

Purporting to be a “Cancer Update from...

Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

In just a few weeks’ time, people will be gathering in venues up and down the country to hear the nation’s top minds discuss the latest developments in science.


Immunotherapy drug combination shows promise for advanced melanoma patients

Two immunotherapy drugs could be better than one - at least for a subset of patients with advanced melanoma.

New drug to enter trials for drug-resistant blood cancer patients

Researchers have developed an experimental treatment to overcome resistance to drugs used to treat cancers of the blood.

Study confirms long-term benefits of melanoma immunotherapy

A long-term follow up of people on a clinical trial has confirmed the benefit of immunotherapy for some patients with advanced melanoma.

The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Cancer has always been with us, affecting our species for many thousands of years. For most of that time there was little we could do in the face of such a powerful...