Cancer news

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

News Post List

Budget 2017: Investment in social care and training young scientists

Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.

Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

22 UK charities announce their supporters can donate with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is making it easier and more secure for people in the UK to donate to their favourite charity from their iPhone, iPad or Mac, with just a touch.

Ronan Keating joined by star guests at 11th Emeralds & Ivy Ball to help beat cancer sooner

More than 450 guests joined Ronan and Storm Keating for the 11th star-studded Emeralds & Ivy Ball, raising £606,000.

Smoking rates in the UK hit record low

Smoking levels in the UK are the lowest since records began, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

Former politician Ed gets 'ballsy' with journalists for Cancer Research UK

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls turned the tables and put journalists in the hot seat helping to raise over £80,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

News digest – Nose swabs, ups and downs for engineered immune cells, ‘grab and go’ food and… ‘sticky’ cells?

Nose swabs, ups and downs for engineered immune cells, ‘grab and go’ food and can the ‘stickiness’ of cancer cells predict if they’ll spread?

Combining statins with chemotherapy doesn’t extend survival in lung cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering statins doesn’t benefit lung cancer patients when used alongside chemotherapy, according to new CRUK research.

Commuting and polluting – whose health is losing out?

We look at new research measuring how much pollution we're exposed to on our commutes, particularly in London.