Cancer news

Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.


New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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.

Prostate MRI scans could help some men avoid invasive biopsy

More than a quarter of men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid invasive biopsies if they’re offered an MRI scan first, a new study suggests.

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.

News digest – daily junk food ads, gene ‘treasure troves’, NHS cookery classes and… child vapers?

In the news this week: teenagers exposed to junk food ads are twice as likely to be obese and new child vaping research

Cancer Alliances are the backbone of NHS cancer care. They’re about to say what staff they need

NHS cancer services are under pressure. Local Cancer Alliances are about to report on what staff they need to reduce this.

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.

Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

News digest – PSA test, cutting calories, cervical cancer, and… do you know what increases cancer risk?

Using the PSA test for screening, and a plan to cut calories: check out the stories behind this week's headlines.