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.

Thousands of patients missing out on targeted cancer drugs

Thousands of cancer patients are missing out on personalised treatments each year because they are not being tested to see if they might benefit from them...

Combining chemotherapy with an immune-blocking drug could stop cancer growing back

Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people.

Survival three times higher when cancer is diagnosed early

Survival for some of the most common types of cancer is more than three times higher when the disease is diagnosed in the earlier stages

Newcastle gets £5 million to boost drug development

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Discovery Committee has awarded the Northern Institute of Cancer Research £5M to bring more cancer drugs to clinic trials.

Cancer Research UK trains talented doctors to develop future treatments

Four of the UK’s most promising cancer doctors have received a prestigious award to fund crucial research to develop and test urgently-needed treatments....