Cancer news

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

News Post List

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.

Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

7 in 10 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study suggests

New figures suggesting how many people go on to become daily smokers after trying a cigarette showcase the need to prevent tobacco experimentation.

Tesco unveils new partnership to deliver Little Helps for healthier living

Three of the UK’s leading health charities have today come together with the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the nation’s biggest health challenges.

Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

News digest – alcohol and cancer, sugar crackdown, cancer-hunting viruses and… bad bacon?

This week’s news revealed how alcohol damages DNA, and how cancer-targeting viruses could boost immunotherapy for brain and breast tumours.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy in brain and breast cancer

Infecting tumours with viruses may boost the success of immunotherapy for brain and breast cancers, according to two new studies.

Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

The damage caused to specialised stem cells' DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

New research shows how alcohol damages DNA and increases cancer risk

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer.

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