Cancer news

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

Oesophageal Cancer

Persistent heartburn may be a sign of cancer, campaign warns

People with persistent heartburn are being urged to visit their GP as it may be a sign of cancer.

Three new companies join Cancer Research UK-Abcodia collaboration to identify blood markers for early cancer detection

Three new biomarker companies have been selected to join a CRT-lead initiative to develop blood tests that can detect pre-symotomatic cancer.

More progress in detecting oesophageal cancer early

Oesophageal cancer – a disease that affects the food pipe – is a big problem. Long-term survival rates are poor. In the UK, it’s the sixth most common cause of cancer...

NCRI 2014 conference summary – day 3

A look through the morning’s media coverage surfaced these reports from the conference:

This story about emergency lung cancer diagnoses appeared in the Times. New...

Trial results reveal first targeted treatment to boost survival for oesophageal cancer

New trial results show that patients with a specific type of oesophageal cancer survived longer when they were given gefitinib.

Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace endoscopy as pre-cancer test

Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace endoscopy as an equally effective but less invasive way of spotting early signs of oesophageal cancer.

UK oesophageal cancer statistics are ‘worrying’

The UK has the highest rate of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in the world, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

New test follows the molecular footsteps that lead to oesophageal cancer

A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of a gene mutation that marks the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer,...

Personalised lung cancer treatment, skin cancer, and our new strategy

We hear about a groundbreaking new clinical trial for lung cancer, rising skin cancer rates, and our new 5-year research strategy. 

Our new strategy – “a big step towards putting us all out of jobs”

We asked our chief scientist, Professor Nic Jones, about why he’s so excited about our new research strategy, which we launched today.