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 obesity figures for England show growing problem

New obesity figures show the average man in England weighs nearly a stone more than he did 20 years ago.

The Great British vape off

The US Surgeon General has called e-cigarettes a national public health concern, but the picture in the UK is quite different.

The sugar tax: a sweet stocking filler?

The Government has published its draft legislation for the sugar tax.

Autumn Statement 2016: What it means for cancer prevention, patients and researchers

Today's Autumn Statement offered a first look at the direction the Government will be taking in the years ahead - here's what it means for cancer.

Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

10 things you might not know about alcohol and cancer

For alcohol awareness week we're tackling some of the most frequently asked questions about alcohol and cancer.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

Childhood obesity levels hit ‘devastating record high’

Childhood obesity levels in England have reached the highest on record, new NHS figures reveal.

Childhood obesity plan ‘watered down by government’, TV investigation claims

The Government has been accused of watering down a series of plans aimed at tackling childhood obesity, a Channel 4 investigation will claim today.

Our Local Cancer Statistics website – three years on

We explore how local data is shaping cancer services in your area.