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. 


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

Cancer Research UK estimates 25 per cent drop in fundraising income due to coronavirus

Cancer Research UK expects to see its fundraising income decline by up to 25 per cent as a direct result of the COVID-19 coronavirus

How much does research cost?

We take a look at some of the costs involved in our life-saving work to raise awareness of cancer and to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.

In conversation with Executive Director Frances Milner: Turning loss into a legacy

We speak to Frances Milner, Executive Director of Philanthropy & Partnerships, about her route to the executive board of the world’s largest cancer charity.

“It’s a fantastic example of the spirit of collaboration”: Michelle Mitchell on a new era of cancer research in Manchester

Our Chief Executive, Michelle Mitchell, explains why she’s excited about our collaborative work in Manchester