Cancer news

Public need better information about screening, say MPs

People are not always provided with sufficient information about the risks of screening for chronic diseases such as cancer, say a group of MPs

Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research team up to boost blood cancer trials

Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are to jointly fund early phase clinical trials for patients with blood cancers.

Almost 2,000 lung cancer patients missing out on surgery every year

Around 1,800 lung cancer patients may be missing out on life-saving surgery each year, according to new statistics from Cancer Research UK.

Large study sheds light on the genetic causes of thyroid cancer

An in-depth US study into thyroid cancer has identified new genes responsible for the disease and could help doctors tailor treatment in the future.

Experimental drug shrinks lung cancer tumours in mice

Tumours formed from lung cancer cells completely disappeared in mice treated with an experimental drug, US scientists say.