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. 

Screening And Early Diagnosis

Screening scans 'could cut lung cancer deaths’

Introducing lung screening for people at high risk of lung cancer could reduce deaths from the disease, according to new unpublished research.

Genetic test could help identify breast cancer risk

UK researchers have taken a step towards identifying women at increased risk of breast cancer by analysing their DNA.

New test follows the molecular footsteps that lead to oesophageal cancer

A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of a gene mutation that marks the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer,...