Cancer news

The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

Alternative Therapies

Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

Women taking certain complementary and alternative therapies ‘less likely to start chemo’

Women being treated for breast cancer seem to be less likely to start chemo if they’re also taking certain complementary or alternative therapies

'No convincing evidence' for benefits of homeopathy in cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK has said that there is no convincing evidence that homeopathic medicines are effective in easing the side-effects of cancer treatment, despite a new...

Study shows many cancer survivors use complementary therapies

Many cancer patients and survivors use complementary and alternative therapies, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society.