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. 

Infections And Cancer

Researchers discover genetic fingerprint of HPV virus in some head and neck cancers

A large US study has pinpointed genetic errors that mark out head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Stomach cancers separated into four distinct types

US researchers have shown that stomach cancer is at least four separate diseases.

Immune system ‘friendly fire’ triggers HPV-linked cancer

Genes that usually help the body fight off viral infections could actually be involved in the development of certain cancers.