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. 

Risk

Scientists find new gene fault behind ovarian cancer

Women who carry an inherited fault in the gene BRIP1 are over three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without the fault.

Black men twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white men

Black men have double the risk of being both diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer at some point in their lives compared with white men.