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. 

Immune System

New immunotherapy discovery could give treatments the precision they need

Our scientists may have uncovered the 'guidance system' needed to make cancer immunotherapy more effective.

There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

From immunotherapy to 'targeted' drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

Opening a window of opportunity for head and neck cancer

We take a look at our latest immunotherapy clinical trial, testing a new drug for people with head and neck cancers.

Immunotherapy cancer ‘cure’ headlines distract from fascinating science

We explore today's headlines about new US research on immunotherapy for blood cancers.

Grand Challenge five: build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer

We home in on the fifth of our Grand Challenges, and ask the experts about what it will take to build a 'Google Street View' for cancer.

Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients' immune cells to fight cancer.

Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

Blocking body’s first immune response could reduce cancer spread

Cancer Research UK scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered that blocking part of the immune system’s response might help stop cancer spread

Grand Challenge one: can we develop a jab to prevent cancer?

We explore the first of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if it's possible to develop vaccines to prevent cancers that aren’t caused by viruses.

NCRI cancer conference day 4: the cost of cancer care and the immune system (again)

On the final day of the conference the media picked up on two studies. The first found that across a poll of almost 1,500 people many were unaware of the full purpose of...

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