Press releases

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

This page is not a complete list of all issued releases or comments. If you’re a journalist and have questions about the stories featured here or are after a specific announcement, please call our press office on 020 3469 8300 or email

Transatlantic scientific partnership to connect world researchers in quest to solve cancer’s toughest problems

Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute, are uniting to define a new era in cancer research and discovery.

150% surge in skin cancer deaths since 70s

According to figures, melanoma skin cancer deaths have been increasing dramatically in the UK, with the rate rising two and halftimes since the 1970s.

Join Cancer Research UK for A Very 2020 Race for Life 5k event

Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to sign up to a 5k event on 26 September, called ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’, and raise money for life-saving research.

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