Cancer news

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


Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to broadcast world’s first TV advert live from inside the human body

A 90 second advert on 18 January will give viewers a unique opportunity to see live inside the human body

Screening gets top marks for picking up bowel cancer early

Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening according to new figures.

Bowel screening kit with extras could help save more lives

Thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”.

People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.

Bowel cancer patients may do better if diagnosed through screening

Research shows late stage bowel cancer patients may be more likely to survive than those whose late stage cancer is picked up after symptoms develop.

Charity calls for bowel cancer test rule change

A new report from Bowel Cancer UK says lives could be saved by relaxing the rules governing who GPs can refer for urgent bowel cancer tests.

Simple test detects most bowel cancers

A simple test performed at home and sent away for analysis could help detect more cases of bowel cancer than the current UK screening programme.

A national bowel screening programme: what needs to be done

The Government needs to resolve a number of issues to ensure the health service can cope with a national bowel screening programme, a leading Cancer Research UK scientist...

Men braver than women over bowel cancer test

Despite their well-documented reluctance to visit the doctor, men are more likely than women to take up invitations for bowel screening.

Important advance in bowel screening

A new test for bowel cancer can detect the disease in its early stages and has the potential to save lives through earlier diagnosis, a leading cancer scientist will tell...