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. 

Drug Resistance

Scientists shed new light on why pancreatic cancer drugs can fail

Cancer Research UK scientists led an international team of investigators who have discovered a new mechanism that may explain why pancreatic cancer patients are often...

'Significant' new cancer drug resistance mechanism identified

A key cause of drug resistance in cancer cells has been identified by European and US researchers.

Scientists unlock key to tamoxifen resistance

Cancer Research UK funded scientists have discovered why some breast cancers are resistant to the commonly used drug tamoxifen, their findings are published in Cancer...

Stem cell step forward in cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new technique for transplanting stem cells into patients which could improve treatments for advanced leukaemia and lymphoma...

Cancer Research UK scientists discover pattern of genetic faults to predict cancer drug success

A pattern of genetic defects in tumours could indicate whether ovarian cancer patients will respond to common chemotherapy drugs before treatment starts, reveals a Cancer...

Yeast 'DNA damage sensor' provides chemotherapy resistance clue

Cancer Research UK scientists have been part of an international collaboration that has revealed the structure of a protein found in simple yeast cells and shown how it...

Scientists crack the code to tamoxifen resistance

Scientists crack the code to tamoxifen resistance