Cancer news

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

News Post List

'Killer' kidney cancers identified by studying their evolution

Scientists have discovered that kidney cancer follows distinct evolutionary paths, enabling them to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive.

Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

News digest: Sugar tax, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’, high-tech MRI and…cancer’s genetic roots?

In the news this week: 'sugar tax' on soft drinks and scientists publish results from the largest ever genetic analysis of cancer.

5 ways research can help prevent cancer

Following our research on how lifestyle affects cancer risk, we look at how research into vaccines, screening and drugs could also help prevent cancers.

Soft drinks sugar tax to tackle obesity ‘has already had an effect’

A ‘sugar tax’ on drinks has come into force today. Campaigners hope it will reduce obesity levels and improve health.

News digest – cutting chemo, ovarian cancer drug, Scottish waiting times, and… a new human organ?

This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients, and a new human organ may have been discovered. Read more in our news digest.

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 3 – oncologists

Omar is an oncologist specialising in rare cancers. He’s treating patients in one of our clinical trials in London. Here, he shares his experience of the trial.

Colon cancer chemo could be halved after surgery

Post-surgery chemotherapy courses could be cut in half for some colon cancer patients, according to a new global study.

Gender Pay Gap Statement

Cancer Research UK today publishes its gender pay gap report in response to Government requirements.

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 2 – clinical trial patients

Cora took part in a radiotherapy clinical trial. She was treated for a type of soft tissue sarcoma, and in this post she shares her experience of the trial.