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.

Genetic chaos in tumours could help predict chemo response

Cancer Research UK scientists have shown how the level of genetic chaos in tumours could help predict patients’ response to chemotherapy.

Kirstie Allsopp goes the extra yard for Stand Up To Cancer

Kirstie Allsopp hosted a yard sale in her Devon home to inspire people to hold their own events and raise money for Stand Up To 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