Press releases

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

Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route

Cancer Research UK, University of Southampton and Touchlight Genetics partner to develop head and neck cancer vaccine

Cancer Research UK, the University of Southampton and Touchlight Genetics, a London based biotechnology company announce a new clinical development partnership

UK public urged to take care this summer as around 40% spending more time in the sun since COVID-19 lockdown

New figures from Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN suggest that people are not protecting themselves properly from the sun in the UK.

44% rise in patients waiting for tests to diagnose bowel, stomach, bladder and oesophageal cancer

55,500 more people are waiting to get tests used to diagnose four common cancers compared to last year.

Cancer Research UK plans to rebuild and adapt to changed world following £300m drop in income

Cancer Research UK is making difficult decisions to significantly reduce how much it spends on beating cancer, its operations and the number of staff.