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. 


Brave women stand up to cancer and bare their mastectomy scars

Powerful images have been released as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign and the project coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Two million people will be diagnosed with cancer during the next parliament

Cancer Research UK expects around two million people to be diagnosed with cancer in the UK during the time of the next parliament according to new figures.

Cancer survivors’ sex lives as good as others their age

Cancer survivors have just as much sex and can function as well as others their age, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published today.

62 day waiting time target missed again in England

Waiting time targets for cancer patients to start treatment in England have been missed again according to the latest monthly figures released for February.

Most people do not fear death at cancer diagnosis

Survey results show most people in Great Britain do not fear that a cancer diagnosis would end in death as Cancer Research UK launches its "Right Now" campaign.

Women’s lung cancer cases hit 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new Cancer Research UK statistics

Cancer patients offered access to their treatment records by a new online information portal

Cancer Research UK, the NCRS and brain tumour support charity, brainstrust, have teamed up to offer cancer patients easy access to their treatment records.

Call for research into needs of cancer survivors

Around one in three US cancer survivors have unmet physical, psychological and social needs decades after their treatment finished.

Obese more likely to lose weight after cancer diagnosis

Obese cancer survivors are more likely to lose weight than those with a healthy weight and obese people without cancer.

Over a third of cancer patients delay seeing the doctor about one of the most worrying cancer symptoms

Around 35 per cent of cancer patients wait too long to see their doctor about bleeding from their bottom - despite it being a cancer symptom