Press releases

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

Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments

Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumours, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system.

Tesco Dance Beats donates £2 million for leading health charities

Tesco Dance Beats involved thousands of Tesco colleagues, members of the public, charity representatives and celebrities, raising £1 million.

Cancer Research UK and Hummingbird Bioscience join forces to advance novel antibody drug into clinical trials

Cancer Research UK and Hummingbird Bioscience announce a partnership to develop anti-HER3 antibody drug for the treatment of people with HER3 driven cancer

Highly sensitive blood test could improve breast cancer treatment

A new blood test is one of the first to successfully monitor early-stage breast cancer, and could be up to 100 times more sensitive than existing tests.

Scientists in Wales awarded £514k to develop new bowel cancer test

Scientists in Wales have received £514,000 from Cancer Research UK to develop a new test using Salmonella which aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage.