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. 

Gastro Oesophageal Cancer

Less chemotherapy better for older or frail patients with advanced stomach and oesophageal cancers

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling some advanced cancers for elderly patients, according to results of a Cancer Research UK funded trial.

Mapping oesophageal cancer genes leads to new drug targets

Mutations that cause oesophageal adenocarcinoma have been mapped in unprecedented detail – more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials.