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. 


Victoria Derbyshire talks with fellow breast cancer survivor about wigs, hair loss and moving on

Victoria Derbyshire has shared her experience of cancer with fellow breast cancer survivor Sharon Grant in a new video released today.

Cancer Research UK to only contact supporters who have ‘opted in’ from 1 July 2017

Cancer Research UK is to become an ‘opt in’ charity on 1 July 2017, meaning it will only contact supporters who have given unambiguous and explicit permission.

22 UK charities announce their supporters can donate with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is making it easier and more secure for people in the UK to donate to their favourite charity from their iPhone, iPad or Mac, with just a touch.

Ronan Keating joined by star guests at 11th Emeralds & Ivy Ball to help beat cancer sooner

More than 450 guests joined Ronan and Storm Keating for the 11th star-studded Emeralds & Ivy Ball, raising £606,000.

Former politician Ed gets 'ballsy' with journalists for Cancer Research UK

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls turned the tables and put journalists in the hot seat helping to raise over £80,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

David Haye announces his biggest fight yet

David Haye, former world heavyweight champion, took to twitter to announce his next fight against his toughest opponent in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

This Is England stars unite for their biggest fight yet

Stephen Graham, Thomas Turgoose, Andrew Shim and Hannah Walters, stars of This Is England, unite against a new enemy in a powerful film for Stand Up To Cancer

Join Dan & Phil and many more for Stand Up To Cancer with YouTube

Over 1,000 hours, YouTube’s biggest stars will come together to fundraise for vital cancer research as part of ‘Stand Up To Cancer with YouTube'.

Cancer Research UK reaches landmark fundraising target of £100 million to help complete the Francis Crick Institute

Cancer Research UK has raised a monumental £100 million towards the overall £650 million cost to build the Francis Crick Institute.

Last orders on cancer – Dryathlon September is back!

Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon is challenging the nation to prove their willpower this September.