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. 


No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

Our new report makes some worrying predictions about how smoking will continue to affect the nation's health - but there could be a solution.

Air pollution, health and cancer – a new report calls for action

A new expert report looks at the health toll of air pollution, and how to lower it

Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

We look at the evidence on childhood obesity and cancer, uncovering a potential direct link between obesity in childhood and raised cancer risk in adults.

Sugar tax could prevent 3.7 million cases of obesity over next decade

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks could reduce obesity rates in the UK by five per cent by 2025.

Public back ban on children’s junk food advertising

Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed.

The Tobacco Industry should pay for damage it causes – and you can help make that happen

Our new campaign is asking the Government to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it causes and help protect vital Stop Smoking Services.

Headlines about e-cigarettes don’t mean they’re ‘not safer than tobacco’

We look behind the headlines at some recent research on e-cigarettes, asking are they safe? Can they help you quit? And do they attract kids to smoking?

How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat

We look at how cuts to local public health budgets are leaving vital Stop Smoking Services under threat.

New alcohol guidelines to help cut cancer risk

We take a detailed look at today's new Government guidance on alcohol consumption, and how it relates to cancer risk

The ten defining moments in health and cancer policy from 2015

We look back on a busy year for health and cancer policy.