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. 


New treatment hope for one of the deadliest childhood cancers

Cance Research UK doctors have launched a trial which offers a new type of molecular radiotherapy for one of the deadliest childhood cancers.

Antibody machinery linked to childhood leukaemia

The cell machinery that helps fight off infection could be a driving force behind the most common form of childhood leukaemia.

Prostate and childhood cancer progress

We discuss how the immune system may act as an early warning alarm, sleeping cells, progress in prostate cancer and children’s cancer trials.

Spotting cancer early, new ovarian cancer gene and a childhood cancer trial

This month - dye spots early signs of oesophageal cancer, prostate cancer drug rejected by NICE, faulty gene linked to better ovarian cancer survival, new drug trial to...

Breast screening, Click to Cure and childhood cancer

We discuss breast cancer screening, citizen science, and childhood cancer. Plus highlights from this year's NCRI Cancer Conference.

IVF conception not linked to increased childhood cancer risk

Children conceived using In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and similar techniques have no increased overall risk of cancer in childhood.

Redirecting our immune cells to help fight children's cancer

Immune cells, known as Natural Killer T cells, could be redirected to help fight the childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, according to research.

82 per cent of children now survive childhood cancer

More than eight in 10 children with cancer now survive, compared to just three in 10 in the late 1960s.

Suspected environmental link to children's cancers

Substances present in the environment may trigger certain rare kinds of childhood cancer, according to a new study1 by Cancer Research UK scientists in Manchester.

Hope for pioneering immunotherapy treatment for childhood cancer

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a potential new antibody treatment which, in the laboratory, shows significantly increased...