Press releases

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

Professor Greg Hannon to become director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Greg Hannon as the new director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

Cancer Research UK develops alcohol tracker for Amazon Alexa

Cancer Research UK has created an Amazon Alexa Skill so users can track their alcohol consumption and raise awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer.

HPV jab means women only need three cervical screens in a lifetime

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Big data analysis predicts risk of radiotherapy side effects

Analysing big data to predict men’s risk of side effects could help personalise radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.

Test could diagnose oesophageal cancer 8 years earlier

A new genetic test could help diagnose oesophageal cancer up to 8 years before symptoms appear in people at a high risk of the disease.