Cancer news

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

News Post List

An introduction to radiotherapy: what is it, how does it work, and what’s it for?

Today we’re launching a brand new series on radiotherapy. In this instalment, find out about the treatment's fascinating history and how it works.

Science Surgery: ‘Could more cancers be caused by inherited faulty genes than we now think?’

In our new #ScienceSurgery series, we’re answering your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Victoria’s question.

Our milestones: How a surprise discovery is helping improve cancer diagnosis

Find out how an unexpected discovery by our scientists almost 2 decades ago is helping improve cancer diagnosis today.

News digest – Promising early results for cancer vaccines, calls for more gene testing in the NHS, warning for alcohol and cancer, and… manicures and cancer risk?

Promising early results for cancer vaccines, calls for more gene testing in the NHS, warning for alcohol and cancer, and... manicures and cancer risk? Here's our weekly...

Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods.

Personalised vaccines to treat skin cancer show promise in small studies

Personalised vaccines have been used to successfully treat melanoma (skin cancer) patients in two small studies.

Cancer Research UK responds to Fundraising Preference Service announcement

Cancer Research UK responds to the news that the Fundraising Preference Service will enable people to opt out of charity communications

Greater access to genetic testing needed for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Cancer patients should have routine access to genetic testing to improve diagnosis and treatment, according to England’s chief medical officer.

News digest – Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and… breaking cancer’s ‘legs’?

Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and how scientists in the US are trying to break cancer cells’ ‘legs’. Here’s our weekly news report.

The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

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