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. 


Researchers reveal soya's effects on breast tissue

Eating a diet rich in soya products such as tofu can affect the make-up of breast tissue, potentially reducing the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study1 from...

Scientists make leukaemia treatment advance

UK researchers have developed an experimental drug that appears to be up to ten times more effective at killing leukaemia cells than existing treatments.

Paul Marks Prize 2013 awarded to Cancer Research UK scientist

Dr Simon Boulton has been named as one of the recipients of the 2013 Paul Marks Prize for cancer research from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in America.

Partners of cancer survivors "experience similar emotional costs"

Cancer survivors' partners are almost as likely to develop depression as the survivors themselves, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida....

Bristol scientists target cancer spread

Researchers at a medical research firm affiliated to the University of Bristol say that they have identified a new method of fighting the spread of cancer.

Compounds may disrupt tumour cell growth

UK researchers have identified four compounds that appear to be able to block tumour cell growth in the laboratory.

Nanoparticles 'better at preventing tumour growth'

Researchers have developed a new drug delivery method which uses nano-sized molecules to carry cancer drugs to the tumour.

Scientists develop way to predict chemotherapy effectiveness

Researchers have developed a non-invasive method of predicting whether chemotherapy is likely to be effective against a particular tumour.

Smoking and HPV deadly cervical cancer combination says study

Women who carry certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and who also smoke could be increasing their risk of cervical cancer by as much as 27 times compared with...

Scientists find potential signal of aggressive prostate cancer

Australian researchers have discovered a marker which could provide an early-warning that prostate cancer patients have an aggressive form of the disease.