Cancer news

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

News Post List

NHS England sets target of 5,000 more people each year surviving cancer

NHS England aims for an extra 5,000 people each year to survive cancer by 2019, a new report claims.

Recommendations set out for food industry to reduce sugar

New voluntary guidelines have been released to help reduce the amount of sugar in foods eaten by children by 2020.

‘Unacceptable' cancer treatment waiting times condemned as Scottish targets missed again

Waiting times for cancer patients in Scotland have been described as ‘unacceptable’ after new figures show that a key target has again been missed.

Keyhole surgery a ‘better approach’ for women with early stage womb cancer

Survival in women who have less invasive surgery for early-stage womb cancer is just as good as traditional surgery.

Trial to test for Barrett’s oesophagus launches in GP surgeries across the UK

A Cancer Research UK-funded trial allowing GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus launches today.

News digest – more ‘bad luck’, the Pill and cancer risk, global smoking rates falling, and… blood tests for screening?

Headlines say cancer down to ‘bad luck’; the Pill and cancer risk; on average global smoking rates are falling; and can a blood test work for screening?

Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

Giving pancreatic cancer patients better opportunities to join clinical trials

We're backing a new project that could boost our understanding of pancreatic cancer and increase opportunities for patients to join clinical trials.

New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer

New treatments for pancreatic cancer are set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials - to find the right trial for the right patient.

Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy

Smoking rates have fallen globally since the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced a treaty aimed at reducing tobacco demand, according to a new study.

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