Cancer news

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

News Post List

NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

Cancer Research UK cautiously optimistic over the NHS England Long Term Plan

Cancer Research UK welcomes the long term NHS plan, which reiterates the Prime Minister’s ambition to improve cancer survival for patients.

News digest – a cancer breath test, tumour VR, lab culture and 2019 predictions

In the news this week: A clinical trial for a breath test that might detect cancer launches and children are eating too many sugary foods.

A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

Our top researchers share their ambitions for 2019

We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.

News digest – unhealthy food tax, NICE decisions, fertility and an experimental cervical cancer test

In the news this week: a new experimental cervical cancer test and England’s top doctor calls for a tax on unhealthy foods.

Three breast cancer relapse tests recommended for NHS use

Three tests designed to predict if breast cancer will come back after treatment have been recommended for use on the NHS.

Targeted drug not approved for certain lymphoma patients on the NHS

People with a certain type of lymphoma will not be able to receive a targeted cancer drug on the NHS in England.

Immune cells cast DNA ‘webs’ that may help ovarian cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that immune cells play a role in helping ovarian cancer cells to spread in mice.

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