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. 

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Tumour liquefying microbubbles: UK’s first convergence science centre officially launches

Using ultrasound technology to liquefy cancer cells is just one of the projects at the new £13 million Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre.

News digest – smokefree 2030, NICE decision, proton beam therapy and CAR T cell boost in mice

In the news this week: The government sets a smokefree target of 2030 for England and can eating fish reduce your risk of bowel cancer?

Ovarian cancer drug will be offered earlier to NHS patients in England

A targeted drug for advanced ovarian cancer will be more widely available for certain patients on the NHS in England.

Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

News digest – soaring skin cancer rates, breast milk, 5G and does eating insects really protect against cancer?

In the news this week: soaring melanoma skin cancer rates in younger adults and does eating insects really protect against cancer?

Cancer Research UK funding tops half a billion pounds

Cancer Research UK raised £540m in fundraising income in the last financial year, in one of its most successful fundraising years so far.

Skin cancer rates rocket by 45% in 10 years

Melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have soared by 45% since 2004, according to the latest figures released by Cancer Research UK.

Second breast cancer treatment combo added to England's Cancer Drugs Fund

Some patients with advanced breast cancer will now have access to a new drug combo on the NHS in England – after the NICE reversed its initial decision

News digest – sugary drinks, vagina bacteria, NHS info through Amazon’s Alexa and ‘War in the Blood’

In the news this week: a potential link between sugary drinks and cancer and the NHS teams up with Amazon Alexa to provide accessible health information.

Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

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