Cancer news

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

News Post List

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.

Engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

A cancer immunotherapy has been provisionally rejected as a treatment for some types of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the NHS in England.

‘No-deal’ Brexit: what the Government’s plans could mean for cancer treatment, care and research

The Government have published the first in a series of plans in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit. But how will this affect cancer patients and research?

Sir Harpal Kumar: A spotlight on 15 years of progress against cancer

As part of our Annual Review 2017/18, our outgoing CEO, Sir Harpal Kumar, shares how our knowledge of cancer has changed in the last 15 years.

The realities of cancer - Mental health issues and changes to energy levels top concerns among cancer patients

Cancer Research UK reveals the changes cancer patients experience and launches product range to support friends and family going through cancer treatment.

News digest – radiologist shortage, ‘no deal’ Brexit plans, e-cigarettes and alcohol

In the news this week: the health risks caused by drinking alcohol and scientists discover a promising drug target for some lung cancers.