Cancer news

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

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system’s batteries

Cancer cells in neuroblastoma release a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body’s immune cells, leaving them too drained to fight the...

Cellular ‘kryptonite’ poses challenges in tackling childhood nerve cancer

Like a horde of microscopic cellular superheroes, each with unique superpowers, your body’s immune system is made up of many different types of cells, all...

News digest – five types of prostate cancer, red wine and resveratrol, GP referrals, and… microscopic lasers?

Our researchers in Cambridge found that prostate cancer can be split into five distinct ‘types’ based on a unique genetic signature. The Independent, Mail...

Oral rinses could help monitor patients with HPV-linked throat cancer

Traces of DNA from the human papillomavirus found in oral rinses could lead to a way to track how throat cancer responds to treatment.

Cancer patients lose faith in healthcare system if referred late by GP

If it takes more than three trips to the GP to be referred for cancer tests, patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care.