Cancer news

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

News Post List

MPs launch inquiry into e-cigarettes

A parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the health effects of e-cigarettes, as well as how they should be regulated and their financial impact.

Some aggressive ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries

The most aggressive type of ovarian cancer develops from cells that come from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries, according to a small study.

Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Radiotherapy doesn't have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

‘Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?’ How an Amazon Echo can now read you the latest cancer news

If you have an Amazon Alexa-compatible device you can now ask Alexa to read the headlines from the four most recent articles on our Science blog.

News digest – childhood obesity, sugar and cancer confusion, personalised cell therapy and… robots?

Obesity and sugar hogged the headlines this week alongside success stories for personalised medicine. Read the digest for more.

‘A handful’ of gene faults can turn a healthy cell cancerous

Fewer than 10 errors in the DNA inside cells are enough to drive development of a cancer, according to new estimates.

England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Progress has been made against England's cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

Researchers "drug the undruggable" through unique collaboration

A new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be ‘undruggable’, has been discovered through an alliance between industry and academia

Personalised treatments for rare cancers tested in study

A small new trial in the US has suggested personalised treatment based on tumour features could be effective in patients with rare cancers.

News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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