Press releases

Major increase in bowel cancer screening uptake shown with new screening test

A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test, called FIT, has shown a major increase in participation rates across population groups.

Cancer Research UK partners with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to inspire innovation

Cancer Research UK has partnered with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Obesity discrimination has major impact on quality of life

Cancer Research UK scientists at UCL have found that weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life.

New potential for personalised treatments in bowel cancer

Scientists have found that genetic changes in bowel tumours are linked to the way the body’s immune system responds to the cancer.

Text message reminders boost breast cancer screening attendance

Women who received a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment were 20 per cent more likely to attend.