Cancer news

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

News Post List

Stem cell treatment kills cancer cells that have spread in mice

A new stem cell-based cancer treatment can target and kill breast cancer cells that have spread in mice, according to a new study.

Brain tumour’s faulty genetics uncovered

An in-depth analysis of medulloblastoma brain tumours has identified faulty genes underlying the disease.

‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Read Alfred's story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

News digest – Tobacco strategy, cancer survival, HPV jab and boys, and finally… John McCain diagnosed with cancer

News digest – Tobacco strategy, cancer survival, HPV jab and boys, and finally… John McCain diagnosed with cancer.

Tobacco control plan for England published

The Department of Health has published its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan for England.

Reviewing our year

Read about some of the progress we've made over the last financial year and about some of the big themes from the year.

UK cancer survival trails Europe

Survival for UK cancer patients is lower than in much of Europe, according to a new report.

Proton beam therapy is arriving in the UK: what does that mean for patients?

In part 2 of our new radiotherapy series, we discuss proton beam therapy. What can and can’t it offer? And what does its arrival in the UK mean for patients?

News digest – radiotherapy and Brexit, public health services under strain, bacteria behaving badly and… coffee extends life?

New numbers on UK cancer diagnoses, immunotherapy research in space, badly-behaved bacteria and... could coffee extend your life? Here’s our weekly news digest.

Cancer Research UK comments on the Government's response to the National Data Guardian Review

Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support welcome the Government’s response to the National Data Guardian Review.

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