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

News digest – NHS waiting times, prostate cancer scans, drug decisions and gut bacteria

In the news this week: NHS waiting times for cancer treatment ‘continue to spiral downwards’.

Cancer Research UK to test targeted drug in pancreatic cancer

A dual kinase inhibitor is entering a clinical trial for advanced pancreatic cancer in combination with gemcitabine.

Kidney and lung cancer drugs approved on the NHS in Scotland

One kidney cancer treatment and two lung cancer drugs have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.

News digest – obesity projections, immunotherapy trials, Vitamin D and cancer ‘cure’ documentaries

In the news this week: The low-down from the world’s largest cancer conference and the dangerous documentaries spreading misinformation about cancer.

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.

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