Cancer news

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


NICE given grant to research patient preference

NICE will undertake a methodological study into patient health preferences after receiving a £120,000 grant courtesy of Myeloma UK.

Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The cheek of it – how you could help beat blood cancer

In January 2012, Brian – then in his late 30s – started noticing something was wrong. “I was getting breathless doing simple chores and walking up small inclines,” he told...

European blood cancer survival improving

Survival rates for people with blood cancer have improved across Europe, but variations still exist from country to country.

Experimental nanoparticles could target cancers in bone tissue

An experimental treatment that uses microscopic balls – called ‘nanoparticles’ – could be used to target cancer cells within bones.

Could measles cure cancer? Uh, not exactly…

Media outlets, both traditional and social, are awash with the news that researchers in the US have apparently cured cancer with the measles virus – for example, the...

Whole-body ‘snapshot’ could reduce need for myeloma biopsies

A specialised scan that takes a whole-body ‘snapshot’ could offer a less invasive way to monitor patients with the bone marrow cancer myeloma.

Green tea may reduce risk of some cancers

People who drink five cups of green tea each day may be less likely to develop some types of blood cancer, Japanese scientists have suggested.

Mould by-product could lead to new myeloma drug

Researchers have found that chaetocin, a by-product of a common wood mould, could provide the starting point for the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma, a...

Protein regulates tumour cell growth in multiple myeloma

A protein known to be linked to inflammation may play an important role in the progression of some human cancers, scientists have revealed.