Cancer news

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

News Post List

‘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.

Brits risk unhealthy lifestyle as half the population walk less than an hour a day

Almost half (45%) of GB adults sit for six hours or more every day and might not be getting enough exercise, according to new research.

Calling all Star Bakers - The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off is back!

To mark the return of the star-studded show, cooks across the country are being called on to grab their mixing bowls and whip up their very own signature bakes

Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from...