Cancer news

Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.


Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to broadcast world’s first TV advert live from inside the human body

A 90 second advert on 18 January will give viewers a unique opportunity to see live inside the human body

Screening gets top marks for picking up bowel cancer early

Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening according to new figures.

Bowel screening kit with extras could help save more lives

Thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”.

People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.

Bowel cancer patients may do better if diagnosed through screening

Research shows late stage bowel cancer patients may be more likely to survive than those whose late stage cancer is picked up after symptoms develop.

Charity calls for bowel cancer test rule change

A new report from Bowel Cancer UK says lives could be saved by relaxing the rules governing who GPs can refer for urgent bowel cancer tests.

Simple test detects most bowel cancers

A simple test performed at home and sent away for analysis could help detect more cases of bowel cancer than the current UK screening programme.

Welsh bowel screening programme detects 25 cases in six months

The first six months of the new NHS bowel cancer screening programme in Wales has resulted in the detection of 25 cases of the disease.

New screening test more effective in left-side of bowel

New bowel screening kits, expected soon for England and Scotland, are more sensitive at picking up pre-cancerous growths in the left-side of the bowel than the right-side...

Lack of funding blamed for delay to bowel cancer screening programme

A leading UK bowel cancer expert has claimed that the government will not meet its target of initiating a national bowel cancer screening programme in April, and says the...