Cancer news

Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.


Fishing for cancer cures: our new Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory

A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future.

This precious...

Could aspirin boost cancer immunotherapy?

Our immune system is incredibly effective at getting rid of bacterial and viral infections that can harm us. But cancer, which starts from our own cells growing out of...

Magnetic fields could guide experimental cancer-killing viruses to tumours

A new technique using an MRI scanner to move cancer-fighting viruses towards tumours could improve an experimental cancer treatment.

‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

As a research-based organisation we like to experiment. Not just in the lab, but also in the ways we communicate our research to our supporters who fund it as well as the...

Cellular ‘kryptonite’ poses challenges in tackling childhood nerve cancer

Like a horde of microscopic cellular superheroes, each with unique superpowers, your body’s immune system is made up of many different types of cells, all working together...

ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

As you’ll have probably spotted by the array of cancer stories in the media over the last week, the world’s biggest annual cancer conference has just taken place.


Virus therapy for melanoma – all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve seen the news today, you’ve probably seen stories about a new ‘virotherapy’ for advanced melanoma.

On the face of it, this is exciting news. Researchers...

Immunotherapy drugs show continued promise

A new immunotherapy drug has shown continued promise fortreating various types of cancer in a series of trials presented at a US conference.

‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

About a decade ago – back in the dark ages before social media took off – various versions of an email started circulating.

Purporting to be a “Cancer Update from...

Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

In just a few weeks’ time, people will be gathering in venues up and down the country to hear the nation’s top minds discuss the latest developments in science.