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. 


Artificial intelligence could cut hours from radiation treatment

A new artificial-intelligence computer program could cut hours from the meticulous manual process of targeting cancer radiation treatment, say researchers from the Sloan-...

Researchers find 'exciting' new target for anti-cancer drugs

US scientists investigating a gene called ras, which is implicated in nearly a third of cancers, have found that faults in this gene can cause over-production of a protein...

Broccoli linked to decreased risk of advanced prostate cancer

Canadian researchers have found evidence that men who eat plenty of dark green and 'cruciferous' vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, may be less likely to...

Morning sickness may protect against future breast cancer

Women who experience nausea and vomiting during their pregnancies may have a 30 per cent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life than mothers-to-be who...

Biopsy still most effective for diagnosing breast cancer, say researchers

Biopsies are still the most effective way to diagnose breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease who have abnormal test results, say scientists.

HPV infection blamed for rise in mouth and throat cancers in US

US researchers have blamed the increasing incidence of oropharyngeal cancers, which mainly affect the tonsil and base of the tongue.

Smoking estimated to cost NHS Ј5bn a year

UK researchers have revealed that the direct cost to the NHS of smoking is likely to be more than five times greater than previous estimates.

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...

Breast cancer blood test in development say researchers

Scientists are in the early stages of developing a blood test that could eventually be used to detect breast cancer.

Researchers find clues to improve breast cancer survival

Checking lymph nodes during surgery and assessing the hormone status of tumours could help improve breast cancer survival in the UK, according to research published today...