Press releases

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

More than 2,500 cancer cases a week could be avoided

More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a Cancer Research UK study.

Cancer Research UK becomes one of the first major charities to pay all interns

Cancer Research UK today announced that from June 2018 all its internships will be paid.

Cancer Research UK funded research does not support the concern that e-cigarettes are a ‘strong gateway’ into smoking

Response to address the misinterpretation by the media of a Cancer Research UK funded paper looking into a potential ‘gateway effect’ by e-cigarette vaping.

Obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts

Teenagers are more than twice as likely to be obese if they remember seeing a junk food advert every day compared to those who couldn’t recall any in a month.

Binge watching TV could increase bowel cancer risk in men

Sitting down to watch more than four hours of TV over a day could increase the risk of bowel cancer in men compared to those watching less than just an hour.