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. 


Children with cancer 'failed' by system

Children and young people with cancer are spending longer than necessary in hospital because there are not enough children's community nurses and social workers, the...

Care after treatment is ‘letting down’ men with prostate cancer

More than 8 in 10 men living with prostate cancer may not be getting the nursing care they need.

"Talking cure" eases chronic insomnia in cancer patients

Persistent insomnia which affects a third of cancer survivors can be greatly improved through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - known as the 'talking cure' - given by...

Boost for cancer trials across Northern Ireland

A new team of nurses will improve access to cancer clinical trials across Northern Ireland - addressing the current concentration on Belfast.

New training course could boost clinical trial recruitment

Tailor-made training courses in communication for doctors and nurses could help increase the number of patients joining clinical trials, Cancer Research UK scientists...