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. 


NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

Meet our new research fellows 2016

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

Flicking the switch on cancer’s immaturity

Cancers are often born from just one cell that became faulty, developing into a tumour by copying itself over and over again. But if you were to peer inside a tumour, you...

Pancreatic cancer found to be four separate diseases

Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer can be divided into four separate types, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Scientists discover how cells overpower cancer drug

Cancer Research UK scientists have found how cells adapt to overcome cancer drugs designed to interfere with their genetic controls.

Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

Dr John Halsall and Professor Bryan Turner, from the Chromatin and Gene Expression Group at the University of Birmingham, write about their latest research.