Cancer news

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


Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy in brain and breast cancer

Infecting tumours with viruses may boost the success of immunotherapy for brain and breast cancers, according to two new studies.

Immune cell therapy results are 'landmark moment' in lymphoma treatment

Four in 10 patients with aggressive lymphoma were cancer-free 15 months after treatment with engineered immune cells, according to new clinical trial results.

Immune-boosting antibody combination could improve lymphoma survival

Combining two different immunotherapy treatments could dramatically improve lymphoma survival.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the 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.