Press releases

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

Low testosterone levels linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer

Men with unusually low amounts of testosterone in their blood are around 20% less likely to develop prostate cancer.

More women than men are diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency despite extra GP visits

More than a third of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men.

Cancer patients diagnosed early are more likely to avoid chemotherapy

Patients are around five times more likely to have surgery, and less likely to have chemotherapy, if they are diagnosed at the earliest stage.

Brain tumours share common tricks to survive

Different types of brain tumours may use strikingly similar approaches to generate and use energy to survive in the brain.

Researchers "drug the undruggable" through unique collaboration

A new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be ‘undruggable’, has been discovered through an alliance between industry and academia

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