Cancer news

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

News Post List

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.

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.

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