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. 


Study links inherited genes, leukaemia drug toxicity

A study has revealed that variations in genes can affect the likelihood of children with leukaemia to having side-effects from chemotherapy.

Exercise and counselling may reduce cancer-related fatigue

People with cancer who are undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy may find that regular exercise and psychological counselling can help to combat the fatigue commonly...

Trial finds new drug combo increases remission time for lymphoma patients

A trial led by French researchers has found that patients under 60 with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called 'diffuse large B-cell lymphoma' are more likely to have a...

Small study suggests contraceptive IUDs may delay womb cancer

Contraceptive intrauterine devices may be effective at treating early-stage cancers of the endometrium, a small clinical trial in Italy suggests.

Scientists uncover lung cancer's survival secrets

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a key mechanism that protects lung cancer from the lethal effects of chemotherapy.

Drug trial offers first hope for pancreatic cancer patients

Chemotherapy after surgery almost trebles survival rates for pancreatic cancer according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine 1.

Family history of bowel cancer linked with reduced risk of recurrence

People who have a family history of bowel cancer and who are undergoing chemotherapy appear to have greater chance of recovering from the disease, new research has found...

Genetic testing could predict treatment response

Preliminary US research has suggested that measuring the activity of particular combinations of genes in tumour samples could predict which type of chemotherapy will be...

Less intense chemo 'better for some Hodgkin's lymphoma patients'

Giving patients fewer doses of a type of chemotherapy increases the effectiveness of a Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment, and reduces side effects, according to German...

Energy boost for fatigued cancer patients

Swallowing a specially designed energy drink each day could boost cancer patients left exhausted by chemotherapy, according to research published in the British Journal of...