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 launches £100m grand challenges to tackle the most important questions in cancer

Cancer Research UK has launched Grand Challenges - the biggest, most ambitious grants in the world aiming to overcome the greatest barriers to beating cancer

Cancer Research UK trains talented doctors to develop future treatments

Four of the UK’s most promising cancer doctors have received a prestigious award to fund crucial research to develop and test urgently-needed treatments.

Charity launches DNA inspired London art trail

Twenty-one DNA double helix sculptures have appeared across London to raise awareness and funds for the Francis Crick Institute

Cancer Research UK invests £15 million in new major centres

Cancer Research UK launches Major Centres in Oxford, Manchester and Cambridge today.

Cancer Research UK appoints leading experts in surgery, children’s cancers and primary care

Cancer Research UK announces the appointment of three senior clinical advisors to join the charity’s leadership to accelerate progress of its research strategy

Countdown to deadline for Cancer Research UK’s first ever crowdfunding campaign

Cancer Research UK is calling on the public to back its first ever crowdfunding campaign to finance life-saving research.

Women say lack of confidence stops them getting to the top

Cancer Research UK survey reveals the barriers women face in their careers to launch the new ‘Women of Influence’ initiative.

Prevent proteins folding and you may stop cancer growing

A molecule that helps cancer cells to keep dividing could be a promising target for new treatments, according to new research.

Gibb Research Fellowship awarded to Cancer Research UK scientist

Professor Tony Kouzarides has been made a Gibb Fellow in recognition of his contribution to our understanding of cancer development.

Cancer Research UK announces winners of 2013 research prizes

Cancer Research UK presented its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to the internationally acclaimed scientist Professor Sir Bruce Ponder.