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. 


The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients

Earlier this week, we released new stats about how pancreatic cancer – one of the most devastating and hard to treat forms of the disease – is linked to two lifestyle...

Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

The possible link between eating lots of red or processed meat and breast cancer has been in the news again today.

But has a new study published last night in the...

Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

A sunny weekend in the UK is rare and a great opportunity to get the barbecue out, catch up with friends and family and tuck in to some tasty food. And this year there’s...

Organic food doesn’t lower overall cancer risk

Women who always or mostly eat organic foods are no less likely to develop cancer than women who eat a more conventional diet.

Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

People reading some of today’s alarming headlines will be relieved to learn that – for the vast majority of people – eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”....

Cancer deaths in men, surgery under the spotlight, and highlighting oesophageal cancer

We take a look at the latest worldwide cancer stats, highlight the importance of cancer surgery, and discuss the issues around oesophageal cancer.

Bad breakfast habits could harm long-term health

Skipping breakfast and snacking on sugary and fatty foods could be fuelling Britain's rising obesity rates among the under 25s according to new findings.