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

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.

Cancer care needs mass COVID-19 testing

With pressures mounting on the health service, Cancer Research UK calls for widespread testing to prevent unnecessary cancer deaths

Cancer Research UK response to government's charity package

Cancer Research UK chief executive Michelle Mitchell responds to the government announcement of a £750 million support package for charities.