Cancer news

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

News Post List

News digest – ‘No-deal’ Brexit predictions, nurse shortages and a ‘surprising’ DNA discovery

In the news this week: drug approvals could be delayed by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and scientists investigating DNA faults have uncovered some surprising results.

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola surprises Blues fan and cancer survivor

Gianfranco Zola gave eighteen-year-old Ed Garside the surprise of his life in a special meeting organised by Stand Up To Cancer’s official partner, Hyundai Moto

Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But, on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect, as this science surgery post explains.

Obesity in Year 6 pupils at record high

Levels of obesity among 10-11-year olds has hit record high, according to Public Health England.

Chelsea FC Favourites take aim and smash targets in unique football challenge

Stars from Chelsea Football Club, including David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Gianfranco Zola have teamed up with Hyundai and Stand Up To Cancer to inspire the nation

Nobel Prize 2018: how the winning chemistry technique helped generate new cancer treatments

Professor George Smith and Professor Sir Gregory Winter won a Nobel Prize for a developing a technique that can help scientists discover new cancer drugs.

Children who spend more than half an hour online twice as likely to pester for junk food

Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food

Bowel cancer in younger women linked to obesity

Obesity could be playing a role in rising rates of bowel cancer in women under 50, a new study suggests.

News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.