Press releases

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

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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.

Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats' exceptional resistance to cancer is thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer cells multiplying, according to new research.

Scotland's lifeline cancer trials must be restarted urgently

Cancer Research UK’s calls backed by eminent Edinburgh scientist who says the COVID-19 halt to clinical trials has taken away hope for some patients.

£150 million per year could be cut from cancer research, warns charity

Cancer Research UK could be forced to cut £150 million per year from its research funding as the COVID-19 pandemic decimates its income.

New blood test to monitor cancer up to ten times more sensitive than current methods

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.