Cancer news

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


Calming down immune cells could hold key to melanoma treatment

Immune cells may be responsible for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery.

The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer – both here in the UK and globally.

And although the UK has seen signs of improvement – lung cancer rates in men have...

New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Last weekend, the world’s biggest cancer research conference – ASCO 2014 – took place in the US. Thousands of doctors and scientists from around the world gathered to...

Promising results in phase 1 trial lead immatics to continue work on vaccine (IMA950) for glioblastoma

A new cancer vaccine (IMA950) for glioblastoma has met the two primary endpoints of safety and immunogenicity in a Cancer Research UK trial.

Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

The fourth post in our Cancer and Infections series is a continuation of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)...

No, scientists haven’t “developed a pill that can stop cancer spreading”

Harnessing the body’s own immune system to fight against cancer is a tantalising prospect, and one which our own scientists are working hard on.

The field of...