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. 

Biomarker Research

Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance

“We really had hit a dead end.”

After countless hours of work in the lab, 2012 was a frustrating time for Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke – one of our leading...

Bowel cancer linked to fine-tuning ‘microRNA’

A tiny genetic ‘fine-tuner’ called a microRNA could play an important role in the development of bowel cancer.

World-first clinical trial launches for advanced bowel cancer

Patients with advanced bowel cancer are set to benefit from the launch of a new clinical trial targeting treatments to their specific cancer type