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. 

Tumour Metabolism

Pancreatic cancer cells use the same energy as sprinters’ muscles to spread

Our scientists are using hydrogels to understand more about how pancreatic cancer cells spread.

British Science Week 2020: how different approaches are helping us beat cancer

To celebrate British Science Week 2020, we spoke to 3 researchers with vastly different science experience.

Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.

Brain tumours share common tricks to survive

Different types of brain tumours may use strikingly similar approaches to generate and use energy to survive in the brain.

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

Taking advantage of cancers’ abnormal metabolism could lead to a new way to ‘starve’ tumours

Our researchers in Glasgow might have found a way to shut down certain cancer cells’ fuel supply with a specially designed diet.

‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We're announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

Bowel bacteria, drugs targeting cancers’ metabolic weaknesses and DNA ‘signatures’ – the brightest new ideas in cancer research

What do you get when you combine scientists, a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch, and £200,000 to fund cancer research?

More pieces of the jigsaw fall into place at the 2016 AACR Conference

We look back on the key topics and trends discussed at the American Association of Cancer Research's recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans

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