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. 

Tobacco Control

Standard cigarette packs ‘could save 2,000 lives a year’

Standardised cigarette packs would save lives by reducing the number of people who start smoking, according a new analysis.

Ban on smoking in cars with children

Smoking in cars carrying children will soon become illegal in England.

A marathon not swings and roundabouts: the evidence on e-cigarettes

We look over some recent research – and the subsequent media headlines – around e-cigarettes.

Health warnings clearer on plain cigarette packs

The graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging are twice as likely to catch the eye of smokers when printed on non-branded packaging.

Our highlights from 2014

It’s been a busy year for us here at Cancer Research UK. We launched a brand new strategy that sets out our vision for the next few years, building on our work in 2014....

Cars carrying children to become smoke-free

New legislation has been announced that will make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle that is carrying a child.

A conference to keep cancer on the political agenda

The run up to Christmas is turning out to be a busy time for cancer and medical research policy. After science and the NHS took key billing at the Chancellor’s Autumn...

What does the Autumn Statement mean for cancer research?

The big news this week was the Government’s final Autumn Statement of this Parliament, and its future plans for taxation and spending. With new investment for roads,...

Smoking rates halve since 1970s

The number of smokers in Britain has more than halved in the past four decades.

Another tobacco company breaches advertising code as charity urges young people to tell the industry to ‘smoke this’

An Imperial Tobacco advertisement has been said to be "harmful and irresponsible" in the latest ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority