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

Cancer Research UK announces cuts to current funding

Cancer Research UK has announced that it has taken the difficult decision to cut funding to its existing grants and institutes by £44 million.

Cancer Research UK estimates 25 per cent drop in fundraising income due to coronavirus

Cancer Research UK expects to see its fundraising income decline by up to 25 per cent as a direct result of the COVID-19 coronavirus

New European partnerships to accelerate cancer research

Cancer Research UK and its European partners, will invest £27.4 million into seven new international projects to accelerate lifesaving cancer research

Genetic 'fingerprints' implicate gut bacterium in bowel cancer

Grand Challenge researchers have found that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

England off track to meet government's 2030 smoke-free target

England will fail to be smoke-free by 2030 if current smoking trends continue, according to a report released today from Cancer Research UK.