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. 


New drug target can break down cancer's barrier against treatment

Cancer Research UK scientists have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective.

A year of research – and 13 milestones you helped fund

To coincide with the publication of our Annual Review, here are some of the key research milestones that our amazing supporters have helped fund.

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Science Snaps: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Science Snaps

In the latest instalment of Science Snaps we’re looking at a new study from our scientists in Manchester –...

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published in Cell Reports.

Will I burn? Our new online app helps you predict today’s sunburn risk

When the sun is strong, it’s important to be SunSmart, by finding a shady spot, covering up with clothes and using sunscreen to protect ourselves from sunburn and skin...

Science Snaps: how skin cancer spreads – the round or flat of it

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Science Snaps

We return with an image hot off the microscope – today, a team of our scientists from King’s College London have...

Researchers discover how ‘wriggling’ skin cancer cells go on the move

Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new way that melanoma skin cancer cells can invade healthy tissue and spread round the body.

Cancer rate rise linked to lifestyle choices

There has been a rise in rates of lifestyle-linked cancers in England, according to new figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

New clues to skin cancer development show sunscreen is not enough

Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Children getting burnt on unsupervised sunbeds

Half of all under-18s who use sunbeds have been burned at least once, according to new research.