Press releases

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

Blood test can quickly match advanced breast cancer patients to targeted treatments

New trial results show that a blood test can identify rare types of advanced breast cancer and help patients to access the right treatment more quickly.

So-called 'junk DNA' affects inherited cancer risk

Research reveals how genetic variations in the regions of DNA that don't code for proteins, once dismissed as 'junk DNA', can affect a person's risk of cancer.

A quarter of cancer patients experience avoidable delay to diagnosis

One in four cancer patients experienced a delay to their diagnosis that could have been avoided.

Young cancer survivor gets unforgettable festive treat as he meets the Snowman

Six-year-old Karos Rasoul from London gets a Christmas treat meeting the cast of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s The Snowman at The Peacock, London.

Mark Radcliffe loved sitting here…and still does thanks to advances in cancer research

The £20m ‘Re-Write Cancer’ campaign launches to build a world-class cancer research facility in Manchester.