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. 


PACCAR and Cancer Research UK unveil advanced diagnostic laboratory in Manchester

Cancer Research UK opens its new PACCAR Laboratory at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research in Manchester today. Researchers in the new lab will focus on turning...

Huge study finds no link between night shift work and cancer

Working night shifts on a regular basis does not increase the risk of developing cancer, researchers have said.

Gold-studded microcapsule could lead to targeted chemotherapy

Researchers in Germany have developed a tiny microcapsule studded with gold nanoparticles that can release substances inside a tumour cell when hit with a laser impulse....

Evidence builds for diabetes drug as potential cancer treatment

A study by US researchers has provided further evidence that a commonly-prescribed diabetes drug is able to kill tumour cells.

Nicotine promotes tumour growth says study

Researchers have discovered how nicotine, the addictive component of tobacco smoke, is able to stimulate the growth of normal and cancerous lung cells, despite not being...

Ovarian cancer vaccine produces promising results in early trial

A vaccine designed to prevent ovarian cancer from recurring has shown promise in early-stage clinical trials, researchers have said.