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 – HPV vaccine, global diets and NHS drug decisions

In this week’s news: positive results from the HPV vaccination programme in Scotland and new research looks at the areas of our face we might miss when applying sunscreen...

Prostate cancer hormone therapy rejected on NHS in England

A prostate cancer drug won’t be offered on the NHS any earlier in the treatment plans of patients living with the disease in England.

Kidney cancer immunotherapy combo approved for NHS use in England

A combination of immunotherapy drugs will be made available to NHS patients with advanced and aggressive kidney cancer on the NHS in England.

Advanced breast cancer drug combo approved for NHS in England

A new drug combo has been made available to some patients with advanced breast cancer on the NHS in England.

News digest – discount junk food deals, lung cancer immunotherapy, cigarettes and wine

In this week’s news: new research asks, ‘how many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ and special offers fuel obese shoppers.

Cigarettes and alcohol: should we be communicating cancer risk in terms of cigarettes smoked?

Research today asked: ‘How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ But how these stats might now affect the way people view drinking remains to be seen.

Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

Lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS patients in England

An immunotherapy drug will be made available on the NHS in England for certain people with lung cancer.

Cancer Research UK, LifeArc and Ono Pharma form cancer immunotherapy alliance

New immunotherapy drug targets for cancer will be progressed through a multimillion-pound drug discovery alliance announced today.

Special offers fuel obese shoppers

Shoppers whose supermarket trolleys are stacked with food and drink offered on special promotions have more than a 50% increased chance of being obese.

Pages