Press releases

Latest press releases from Cancer Research UK, as well as Cancer Research Technology, the National Cancer Research Institute and the British Journal of Cancer.

Cancer Research UK announces appointment of new Chairman

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz,Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, has been named as Cancer Research UK's new Chairman from 1 November 2016

Gene editing could stop cancer cells escaping the immune system

Cutting off a sleep-switch on immune cells inside a tumour wakes up the cells and enables the immune system to hunt down and destroy the disease.

62 day waiting time target missed again in England

Waiting time targets for cancer patients to start treatment in England have been missed again according to the latest monthly figures released for February.

Cancer Research UK shortlists teams for £20m Grand Challenge to tackle cancer’s toughest problems

Cancer Research UK has today shortlisted nine teams for the final stages of its £20m Grand Challenge award.

Cancer Research UK and Woman’s Own create special edition for GP surgeries

Cancer Research UK has partnered with Woman’s Own to create a special edition copy of the magazine that will be distributed solely to GP surgeries this summer.