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. 

Cancer Genes

Scientists edge closer to targeting an 'undruggable' cancer gene

Cancers caused by a hyperactive faulty gene called Myc seem to depend on a protein called ARK5 to survive, according to scientists from the University of Wuerzburg in...

Genetic 'hotspots' flag up opportunities for more personal bowel cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK scientists have identified the frequency of new genetic 'hotspots' which could help doctors to tailor therapies to as many as 3,000 additional bowel...