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

Discovery 'significant step' in understanding leukaemia drug resistance

Scientists have pinpointed an enzyme responsible for breaking down and inactivating a key childhood leukaemia drug, which could help to explain why around 20 per cent of...

Cancers hijack body's defences to grow and spread

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how two genes can 'hijack' control of part of the body's defences against cancer, helping them grow and spread. Their...

Singapore team shed light on tumour suppressor gene

Scientists working in the lab of Cancer Research UK's chief scientist Professor Sir David Lane have shed more light on the role of a gene called p53, which is known to be...

Scientific breakthroughs from one small island could change the world

Game-changing medical advances are within our reach but this 'one small island' needs huge investment in science in order to make this a reality, author Bill Bryson will...

Trials regulation hindering childhood cancer progress

Overly complex EU regulations are hampering progress on cancer survival rates in children, say leading researchers.

Scientists scoop top prize for light-based detection technology

CyMap, an innovative lens-free microscope developed by Cancer Research UK scientists and members of the Optical Biochips Consortium*, has won first prize in the Medical...

Charity leads world in helping cancer patients get the right treatment

Cancer Research UK's chief executive Harpal Kumar today spoke of a 'golden era' for cancer research as the UK is poised to lead the world in individualising the practice...

Hope for pioneering immunotherapy treatment for childhood cancer

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a potential new antibody treatment which, in the laboratory, shows significantly increased...

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