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 – targeted ‘lava lamp’ treatment, skin cancer biopsies and the iKnife

New research powered by the iKnife has uncovered new aspects of breast cancer linked to metabolism and diet.

Searching for novel connections in cancer metabolism

Our scientists have been hunting for patterns that could reveals clues about metabolism and cancer.

Cancer blood test uses ‘noise cancellation’ to improve sensitivity

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.

New blood test to monitor cancer up to ten times more sensitive than current methods

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.

Cancer Research UK stores to reopen from 29 June  

Cancer Research UK’s charity shops will start to reopen to the public from 29 June in England, and 6 July in Northern Ireland.

Opinion: ‘Medical research charities are falling through the cracks of COVID-19 Government support’

Without specific and strategic Government support, the COVID-19 pandemic could have a deep and long-lasting effect on our work.

Coronavirus reports – Part 5: “I have tried to be positive all the way through”

We caught up with people living with cancer across the country, to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting them and their families.

COVID-19: Keeping patients on cancer clinical trials

We look at some of the work being done to keep people with cancer on clinical trials during the coronavirus pandemic.

News digest – SABR, ‘chemo buses’, junk food marketing and 3D printed pills

An innovative new form of radiotherapy is being rolled out across cancer centres in England over the next year

Our work saves lives – that must mean Black lives too

Like so many of us right now, I’ve been thinking hard about how to be a better ally, writes our CEO, Michelle Mitchell.