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

Race for Life events cancelled due to COVID-19

Cancer Research UK today announced that it has made the difficult decision to cancel Race for Life events across the UK this year as a result of COVID-19.

Over 2 million people in backlog for cancer care

Around 2.4 million people in the UK are waiting for cancer screening, further tests or cancer treatment according to a new analysis by Cancer Research UK.

Repurposed drug tested in COVID-19 trial, thanks to Cancer Research UK know-how

Cancer Research UK and its partners launch clinical trial to test if a drug that’s used to treat inflammation of the pancreas can help people with COVID-19

AI could predict risk of lung cancer coming back

Computer scientists working with pathologists have trained an AI tool to determine which lung cancer patients have a higher risk of their disease coming back

Join the Race for Life at Home straight from your living room

With Race for Life events postponed, Cancer Research UK is encouraging the nation to keep active and united by signing up for Race for Life at Home.