Cancer news

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

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Choice of lung cancer treatment could be affecting survival

Variations in lung cancer treatment may be limiting survival in England, according to a new study.

International Women’s Day: Reflections from three women in science

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our female scientists about their careers and what they feel needs to change to better support women in...

Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn't save lives from prostate cancer.

Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

One-off PSA screening for prostate cancer does not save lives

Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer does not save lives according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial.

Food industry told to cut calories to tackle obesity

A plan to lower obesity levels by reducing calories in many foods has been announced.

Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

News digest – obesity and cancer, bacteria on skin, new immunotherapy targets and… vaping safety?

In the news this week: Bacteria might protect against skin cancer and worrying obesity projections for millennials.

Aggressive brain tumours carry potential target for engineered immune cells

A molecule on glioblastoma cells that could be used as a target for genetically engineered immune cells has been identified.

Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. We look at research trying to find out if losing weight can reduce your risk.

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