Cancer news

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

News Post List

It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

There's no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

MRI scans for suspected prostate cancer could improve diagnosis

Using an MRI scan to help diagnose prostate cancer could spare some men from unnecessary invasive biopsies, according to a new study.

Scrambled DNA inside tumours might hinder cancer immunotherapy

Cancer treatments that harness the power of the immune system might be less effective in patients whose tumours carry incorrectly packaged DNA.

Stop smoking services may boost mental health of people with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research.

Prostate cancer laser treatment: what you need to know

A clinical trial of a type of laser treatment for prostate cancer hit the headlines. What do the results mean for patients? We spoke to an expert to find out.

7 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2016

We pick out 7 top stories from the world of cancer policy and politics that defined 2016.

News digest – predicted drop in cancer death rates, lasers, blood tests and… a cancer-detecting ‘breathalyser’?

Predicted drop in cancer death rates, prostate cancer treatment using lasers and deep-sea bacteria, blood tests and… a cancer-detecting ‘breathalyser’?

Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

We all make New Year's resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Our researchers may have found a new way to tap into the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Read about their work

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