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. 


Cancer Research UK appoints Professor Charles Swanton as its chief clinician

Cancer Research UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Charles Swanton as its new chief clinician.

Cancer Research UK sets out latest £20m Grand Challenges to beat cancer sooner

Cancer Research UK launches the second phase of its global Grand Challenge, with eight new questions identified as some of the biggest barriers to progress.

Statement on the death of Professor Patrick Johnston

Cancer Research UK statement on the death of Professor Patrick Johnston in Belfast.

New Year honours for Cancer Research UK experts

The New Year honours list includes three Cancer Research UK experts who are being recognised for their service to science.

Professor Stan Kaye awarded lifetime achievement prize

Cancer clinician Professor Stan Kaye has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Prize by Cancer Research UK today.

Join Dan & Phil and many more for Stand Up To Cancer with YouTube

Over 1,000 hours, YouTube’s biggest stars will come together to fundraise for vital cancer research as part of ‘Stand Up To Cancer with YouTube'.

Professor Karen Vousden appointed to chief scientist of Cancer Research UK

World-leading cancer scientist, Professor Karen Vousden, is appointed Cancer Research UK’s new chief scientist today.

Cancer Research UK appoints new trustee

Cancer Research UK has announced the appointment of Professor Sir Bruce Ponder, FRCP, FMedSci, FRS as a Trustee.

Health and economic growth will suffer without commitment to science budget says Cancer Research UK

Ahead of the Spending Review this week Cancer Research UK is urging the Government to protect the science budget across Government departments.

Cancer Research UK and HSBC join forces in US$25m partnership to build the Francis Crick Institute

Cancer Research UK announced a partnership with HSBC to support the scientific leaders of tomorrow through a contribution of US$25 million.