Cancer news

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

News Post List

News digest – 3 new Grand Challenge teams, tests for ‘unknown cancers’, cervical screening and renaming cancer

In the news this week: cervical cancer prevention, sugary drinks and should we rename certain ‘low risk’ cancers?

Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

Cancer Research UK tackles global cancer challenges with £60 million in funding

Cancer Research UK is funding three international research initiatives to investigate the microbiome, chronic inflammation and cancer tissues specificity.

How new tests might help find treatments for cancers with no known origin

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

News digest – breast cancer risk calculator, ‘flexitarian’ diets, shape-shifting cancer cells and till receipts

In the news this week: our scientists have made a calculator that predicts breast cancer risk and teenage cancer survival continues to rise.

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK.

Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

News digest – NHS long-term plan, chemo ‘sponge’, NHS waiting times and high fibre diets

In the news this week: NHS long-term plan is published, and scientists develop a ‘sponge’ to help mop up excess chemotherapy in the blood.

Cancer Research UK, NIHR and Athenex to trial innovative oral chemotherapy

An experimental chemotherapy drug that can be taken orally is moving into early phase clinical trials.

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