Cancer news

The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

Research And Trials

Pursuing precision medicine in a flagship lung cancer trial

The National Lung Matrix Trial - a £25 million collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and the NHS - has been exploring how patients with non small cell lung cancer...

COVID-19: “It could take months to build research up again”

Professor Richard Gilbertson talks about the impact of COVID-19 on research at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre.

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.

COVID-19: Fighting viruses with viruses

Dr Alan Parker’s team in Cardiff are engineering viruses to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

Protecting our future by taking action now: why we’re making cuts to our research funding

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and it's impact on our fundraising, we've had to cut our research spend. Here's everything you need to know.

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.

Testing for COVID-19 coronavirus at the Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute’s lab facilities have been temporarily transformed into a COVID-19 testing facility, to help combat the spread of infection.

New blood test study uses artificial intelligence to identify cancer. But it’s not ready for patients yet. 

Researchers have revealed a new blood test that uses artificial intelligence to identify cancer, but it’s not ready for patients yet. 

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

Pancreatic cancer cells use the same energy as sprinters’ muscles to spread

Our scientists are using hydrogels to understand more about how pancreatic cancer cells spread.