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. 


Science meets business with leadership coaching for our cancer research stars

Dr Amit Roshan explains how a leadership coaching programme offered by one of our warmest supporters has allowed him to take hone his leadership skills

The power of philanthropy: The rise and rise of the Francis Crick Institute

As the Crick becomes a key player in the UK’s fight against COVID-19, we speak with one of the visionary philanthropists who helped to make it a reality

Brett Warburton: “It’s important to me to put something back into the communities where we live and work”

As British bakery brand Warburtons celebrates reaching £2m raised for cancer research, we hear from the company’s Executive Director, Brett Warburton

Cancer Research UK stores to reopen from 29 June  

Cancer Research UK’s charity shops will start to reopen to the public from 29 June in England, and 6 July in Northern Ireland.

Discussing the dual challenge of COVID-19 and cancer in our latest webinar

Professors Charlie Swanton and Karen Vousden told us how the research community is tackling the global challenges of COVID-19 and cancer.

Race for Life events cancelled due to COVID-19

Cancer Research UK today announced that it has made the difficult decision to cancel Race for Life events across the UK this year as a result of COVID-19.

“I hope people realise how important their donations are to the cancer research community”: two of our researchers look to a future beyond COVID-19

Professors Quezada and Evan reveal how they’re navigating their vital work through the pandemic and why supporters will be key to getting back on track.

Join the Race for Life at Home straight from your living room

With Race for Life events postponed, Cancer Research UK is encouraging the nation to keep active and united by signing up for Race for Life at Home.

How Cancer Research UK’s workforce became fully remote

Our Chief Information Officer, Tiffany Hall, shares how new tech and flexible ways of working have helped our office-based staff continue their important work