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. 


Obese women 40 per cent more likely to get cancer

Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight.

Women say lack of confidence stops them getting to the top

Cancer Research UK survey reveals the barriers women face in their careers to launch the new ‘Women of Influence’ initiative.

Exercise boosts recovery from breast cancer

Women should aim for half an hour's gentle exercise three times a week to aid their recovery from breast cancer, according to early results revealed at a University of...

Cervical cancer screening age to stay at 25

The Department of Health has ruled out lowering the age of cervical cancer screening from 25 to 20 after experts reported that screening women under 25 could do more harm...

Number of women dying from breast cancer hits record low

The number of women dying from breast cancer has fallen to less than 12,000 for the first time in almost 40 years, Cancer Research UK reveals today.

Raloxifene at least as effective as tamoxifen study shows

New trial results have shown that raloxifene is at least as effective at cutting the incidence of breast cancer among post-menopausal women as tamoxifen.

Men more likely to die from melanoma than women says study

Men in Yorkshire are more likely than women to die from melanoma ? the most malignant form of skin cancer - according to a new study.

How a hide-and-seek virus holds secrets for cervical cancer prevention

Researchers have discovered how a virus found in both humans and cows that causes cervical cancer in women disguises itself to hide from the immune system.

New technique may allow more cancer patients to preserve their fertility

Scientists in Germany have shown that it is possible to stimulate a woman's ovaries during the final phase of the menstrual cycle, enabling more women who have been...

Cancer Research UK invites all women to come together for Race for Life 2008

If you're looking for a day filled with emotion, determination and inspiration, then why not sign up for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2008. Opening for entries on...