Cancer news

Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

News Post List

Number of vapers tops 3 million for first time in Britain

More than 3 million people in Great Britain are now vaping, according to a new report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

NHS70: We asked four MPs about NHS staffing issues and the future of cancer care

Ahead of this year’s political party conferences, we asked MPs to outline their ambitions for the NHS and cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

News digest – NHS to fund personalised immunotherapy, bowel cancer screening, worldwide inactivity and living with a brain tumour

In the news this week: NHS will fund personalised cell therapy for some children with blood cancer and bowel cancer screening uptake is dropping.

NHS paying out millions to cover lack of radiologists, says Royal College

The NHS is spending millions on outsourcing to prop up a shortage in radiologists, according to new figures from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

NHS England to fund personalised blood cancer immunotherapy

A cancer immunotherapy will be offered on the NHS in England to some children and young adults with leukaemia, NHS England announced today.

Discovering better treatments for children with brain tumours

We’re launching a new Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence to speed up the discovery of new treatments for children with brain tumours.

Half of over-60s ignore lifesaving bowel cancer screening

Half of people invited to bowel screening for the first time in 2015 didn’t take part, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK

News digest – blood cancer immunotherapy, energy drink ban, ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans and our Annual Review

In the news this week: engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England and we publish our research highlights in our 2017/18 annual review.

How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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