Cancer news

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

News Post List

News digest – breast cancer risk calculator, ‘flexitarian’ diets, shape-shifting cancer cells and till receipts

In the news this week: our scientists have made a calculator that predicts breast cancer risk and teenage cancer survival continues to rise.

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK.

Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

News digest – NHS long-term plan, chemo ‘sponge’, NHS waiting times and high fibre diets

In the news this week: NHS long-term plan is published, and scientists develop a ‘sponge’ to help mop up excess chemotherapy in the blood.

Cancer Research UK, NIHR and Athenex to trial innovative oral chemotherapy

An experimental chemotherapy drug that can be taken orally is moving into early phase clinical trials.

NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

Cancer Research UK cautiously optimistic over the NHS England Long Term Plan

Cancer Research UK welcomes the long term NHS plan, which reiterates the Prime Minister’s ambition to improve cancer survival for patients.

News digest – a cancer breath test, tumour VR, lab culture and 2019 predictions

In the news this week: A clinical trial for a breath test that might detect cancer launches and children are eating too many sugary foods.

A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

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