Cancer news

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

News Post List

Regular smoking in young people at record low

The proportion of young people smoking in England regularly is the lowest on record, according to new figures.

More women than men are diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency despite extra GP visits

More than a third of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men.

Gut bacteria may influence response to cancer immunotherapy

The type of bacteria in the gut of patients with advanced melanoma may influence their response to a certain type immunotherapy, according to new research.

Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

Safety of gene therapy for brain tumours tested in early trial

Results from a small clinical trial suggest an experimental gene therapy is safe and has potential as a treatment for patients with a type of brain tumour.

Computer programme could predict if immunotherapy will work

Combining information from different cancer scans could offer a way to predict if immunotherapy will work, according to a small unpublished study.

Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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