Cancer news

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

News Post List

Targeted radiotherapy limits side effects of breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment.

Finding PEACE and remembering my brother Mark – Dave’s story

Dave lost his twin brother to skin cancer at just 28. Here, Dave tells us Mark’s inspiring story through his cancer.

IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the lives of many...

News digest – late smear test results, dogs on prescription, cancer gene map, and… salmon sperm sunscreen?

Too many women receiving their smear test results late, dogs on prescription, study produces map of cancer genes, and… what’s this about salmon sperm sunscreen?

Cancer gene map uncovers potential new treatment targets

Researchers in the US have created comprehensive maps of genes that tumour cells rely on to survive.

Stem cell treatment kills cancer cells that have spread in mice

A new stem cell-based cancer treatment can target and kill breast cancer cells that have spread in mice, according to a new study.

Brain tumour’s faulty genetics uncovered

An in-depth analysis of medulloblastoma brain tumours has identified faulty genes underlying the disease.

‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Read Alfred's story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

News digest – Tobacco strategy, cancer survival, HPV jab and boys, and finally… John McCain diagnosed with cancer

News digest – Tobacco strategy, cancer survival, HPV jab and boys, and finally… John McCain diagnosed with cancer.

Tobacco control plan for England published

The Department of Health has published its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan for England.

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