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

Targeted drug trial points to potential ‘new age’ for pancreatic cancer treatment

A drug that’s designed to target weaknesses inside cancer cells can hold some advanced pancreatic cancers at bay for a short time after chemotherapy.

Immunotherapy comparable to chemo for some advanced stomach cancers

An immunotherapy drug could prove just as effective as chemotherapy in prolonging the lives of patients with advanced cancers of the stomach or food pipe.

Precision drug combo boosts survival in younger women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy extended the lives of pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer in a clinical trial.

ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

Learning about advanced cancer from the people who donate their bodies after death

We look at the research made possible by people who donate their bodies after their death, including helping scientists understand how advanced cancers spread.

News digest – artificial intelligence, e-cigarettes, cancer screening and animal ‘avatars’

In the news this week: a review into UK cancer screening highlights outdated NHS IT systems and scientists develop AI to detect early stage lung cancer.

News digest – bowel cancer rates, brain tumour ‘pink drink’, cigarette displays and chewing gum

In the news this week: bowel cancer rates in younger people is on the rise and fewer children smoke thanks to cigarette display bans in shops.

Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what's behind the increase?

Cancer drug approved for NHS use in England gives some multiple myeloma patients another option

A drug has been made available on the NHS in England for adults with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma who cannot receive standard treatment.

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