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. 

Palliative Care

New test could help select the best treatment for bowel cancer patients

A new test could help patients with advanced bowel cancer get the best treatment for their disease.

Expert calls for end to gaps in palliative care

Cancer survivors do not always receive the appropriate long-term care to help them cope with ongoing symptoms, an expert has claimed.

Independent review calls for universal end-of-life care standards

A government-commissioned review for a funding system to be introduced to improve end of life care and reduce regional inequalities in access to services.

Report calls for improved end-of-life care provision

End-of-life care must be prioritised in order to allow the 70 per cent of Britons who wish to die at home to do so, according to new guidance.

New funding for British research into cancer care

Two grants have been awarded from a programme of nearly Ј5 million to boost research into supportive and palliative care for British cancer patients.

New Guide Can Predict Patients' Survival

A new way of predicting how long terminally ill cancer patients have to live, has been devised by Cancer Research UK-funded research.

Skin rash predicts survival benefit from latest lung cancer drug

Elderly patients with advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who developed a rash within 28 days of receiving the targeted drug erlotinib (Tarceva) survived on...