Cancer news

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

News Post List

Smoking quit rates highest in 10 years

New data by UCL suggest success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade.

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

A new recommendation by NICE gives certain lung cancer patients access to the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Answering this question isn't a simple case of 'yes' or 'no'. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

News digest – HRT, body fat, chemo-killing bacteria and… tattoos?

From this week’s cancer news we look at chemo-killing bacteria and ask: Can tattoos really give you cancer? Read the digest for more.

Immunotherapy and targeted drugs could stop some melanomas from returning

Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.

News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

Two treatments for advanced prostate cancer bring equal benefits

Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy success

Viruses may improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies.

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