Cancer news

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

To improve radiotherapy for patients, we need to improve its profile

Dr Diana Tait, chair of the Radiotherapy Awareness Programme, blogs about today’s new survey of public awareness of radiotherapy

Most people have...

More evidence that blood samples could help monitor breast cancer

UK scientists have shown how DNA released into the bloodstream by cancer cells could be used to monitor women with breast cancer.

Our milestones: Cisplatin – the story of a platinum-selling life-saver

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Our milestones

In the latest in Our Milestones series, we go back to the 1970s to look at how Cancer...

News digest – thousands miss out on cancer drugs, e-cigarettes, aspirin, magnetic immune cells and…cannabis?

Thousands of cancer patients are missing out on genetic tests that could help decide whether or not they should receive a ‘targeted’ cancer drug, according...

Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Science Snaps

Thanks to the dexterity of surgeons it’s now possible to reattach severed fingers, toes and...