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. 

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Our Moonshot pledge to accelerate research on detecting early signs of cancer

In January 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a new effort to accelerate progress against cancer. Headed up by Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden, The Cancer Moonshot...

ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here's our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

We've announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that's tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

From immunotherapy to 'targeted' drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients' immune cells to fight cancer.

Lab work one day, caring for patients the next: the life of a clinician scientist

One of our clinician scientists explains what it's like balancing lab work and caring for patients.

Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

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