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. 

News Post List

Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they've found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with...

Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence

New research suggests the genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress.

CAR T cell immunotherapy for lymphoma rejected in Scotland

Patients living with an aggressive form of lymphoma in Scotland will not get access to a new immunotherapy treatment after it was rejected for use on the NHS.

‘Game-changing’ myeloma drug combo approved for NHS use in England

A new treatment for people with multiple myeloma will now be available on the NHS in England.

News digest – bladder cancer waiting times, crowdfunding cancer treatment and a cervical screening rebrand

In this week’s news: cervical screening campaign launches in England and research in mice suggests why cancer commonly spreads to the liver.

International Women’s Day: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in cancer research 

Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. And we wanted to change that. We held International Women's Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and update pages...

Study in mice suggests why cancer commonly spreads to the liver

Researchers have pinpointed cells in the livers of mice that create an environment cancer cells might need to settle and grow there.

Leukaemia drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients with a specific type of leukaemia will not have access to a new treatment after it failed to win provisional recommendation for NHS use in England.

Cancer death rate higher for patients with mental health history

Cancer patients who have been hospitalised for mental health problems prior to their cancer diagnosis were more likely to die from their cancer

News digest – cancer stem cells, breast screening, liquid biopsies and vaping in teens

In this week’s news: breast screening rates in the UK fall to the lowest in 10 years and a new report looks at vaping in young people.