Press releases

Latest press releases from Cancer Research UK, as well as the British Journal of Cancer.

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Gender pay report and ethnicity pay gap reports

Cancer Research UK today published its gender pay gap report in response to the UK’s government’s requirement.

Cancer Research UK launches its new equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

Cancer Research UK has today launched its first charity-wide Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, outlining the charity’s commitments to improve progress

Scientists develop approach for exploiting cancer’s dietary demands

Scientists discover a way to target cancer’s nutritional needs, which could lead to a new way to treat the disease.

Ultraviolet radiation causes rare type of eye cancer

Ultraviolet radiation can cause a rare type of eye cancer, conjunctival melanoma.

Striking differences seen in COVID-19 responses in cancer patients

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK shows that the immune response to COVID-19 is the same in people with solid tumours compared to those without cancer.