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. 


NICE recommends new treatments for advanced melanoma

Two new treatments for advanced melanoma skin cancer have been recommended for use by NICE, the healthcare guidance body for England and Wales.

Surprising discovery could help scientists refine treatment for advanced melanoma

A team of UK scientists has made the unexpected discovery that drugs which target a well known fault in a protein called BRAF could actually fuel the progression of cancer...

Diabetes treatment doubles skin cancer drug's effectiveness

Combining the experimental drug Avastin (bevacizumab) with the diabetes drug Metformin almost doubles its ability to reduce skin cancer growth, according to a study in...

Cricketers in England to get skin cancer tests

First class cricketers in England are to receive skin cancer tests after figures showed that many are at risk of melanoma - the deadliest form of the disease.

US trials show continued promise for two new skin cancer treatments

Two clinical trials presented at the largest annual cancer conference have raised hopes for new drugs designed to treat malignant melanoma.

US researchers warn against apps to diagnose skin cancer

Smartphone apps that claim to detect skin cancer could delay proper medical diagnosis and potentially life-saving treatment, US expert have warned.

Cancer Research UK launches groundbreaking research centre in Oxford

A new centre launched today will cement Oxford's place at the forefront of cancer research, and form one of the final links in a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres...

Deadly skin cancer rates soar for generation of baby boomers

People in their 60s and 70s are now over five times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant melanoma - the deadliest type of skin cancer - than their parents would have...