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.

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system’s batteries

Cancer cells in neuroblastoma release a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body’s immune cells, leaving them too drained to fight the...

Cancer patients lose faith in healthcare system if referred late by GP

If it takes more than three trips to the GP to be referred for cancer tests, patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care.

Prostate cancer is five different diseases

Scientists have for the first time identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer and found a way to distinguish between them

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is more

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses.

Scientists solve breast and ovarian cancer genetic mystery

Francis Crick Institute scientists have solved a decades-old mystery and helped to unravel the genetic cause of some breast and ovarian cancers

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