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Sample bottles in a lab

Proteins in people's blood could be used to find and even one day prevent cancers, according to the team behind two of our latest studies. Proteins in people's blood could be used to find and even one day prevent cancers, according to the team behind two of our latest studies.

by Tim Gunn | News | 15 May 2024

15 May 2024

This photo shows a mammographer with a patient, wearing a hospital gown, before a mammogram.

Getting the right tests, in the right place and at the right time to patients is crucial, but at the moment too many people are waiting too long to be diagnosed with cancer. So here we summarise what’s holding us back, and highlight five things a post-election UK Government could do to get cancer diagnostics back on track. Getting the right tests, in the right place and at the right time to patients is crucial, but at the moment too many people are waiting too long to be diagnosed with cancer. So here we summarise what’s holding us back, and highlight five things a post-election UK Government could do to get cancer diagnostics back on track.

by Alice Hilborn | Analysis | 13 May 2024

13 May 2024

Dame Deborah James with her father, Alistair, at Wimbledon

Alistair James, Dame Deborah James's father, shares why he and his family have written to party leaders ahead of the upcoming general election Alistair James, Dame Deborah James's father, shares why he and his family have written to party leaders ahead of the upcoming general election

by Alistair James | Opinion | 25 April 2024

25 April 2024

A medical professional holding a tube containing a blood sample

Researchers in Manchester have developed CUPiD, a blood test that could transform the diagnostic journey of someone with cancer of unknown primary. Researchers in Manchester have developed CUPiD, a blood test that could transform the diagnostic journey of someone with cancer of unknown primary.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 23 April 2024

23 April 2024

Two people sitting talking to a GP

Cancer screening saves thousands of lives each year. Here are our top tips for making the screening process just a little bit easier. Cancer screening saves thousands of lives each year. Here are our top tips for making the screening process just a little bit easier.

by Sophie Brooks | In depth | 9 April 2024

9 April 2024

A man talking to a GP

Why isn’t there a screening programme for prostate cancer? Here, we take a look at some of the latest research into PSA testing to find out.  Why isn’t there a screening programme for prostate cancer? Here, we take a look at some of the latest research into PSA testing to find out. 

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 6 April 2024

6 April 2024

Five lollipops in assorted colours

Dr Ruchi Gupta has been funded to continue the development of a flavoured ‘lollipop’, which could help diagnose oral cancers at earlier stages. Dr Ruchi Gupta has been funded to continue the development of a flavoured ‘lollipop’, which could help diagnose oral cancers at earlier stages.

by Yvonne Ijeh | News | 22 March 2024

22 March 2024

Cancer immunity

Can we leverage the exquisitely sensitive immune system for the early detection of cancer? Evie Fitzsimons is working on just that... Can we leverage the exquisitely sensitive immune system for the early detection of cancer? Evie Fitzsimons is working on just that...

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 15 March 2024

15 March 2024

Infusion pump feeding IV drip into patients arm

Some people with cancer in the UK are struggling more than others to get access to treatment. But what is causing this unwarranted variation in access to treatment, and how can we makes things better? Some people with cancer in the UK are struggling more than others to get access to treatment. But what is causing this unwarranted variation in access to treatment, and how can we makes things better?

by Emily Eagles, Lyndsy Ambler | Analysis | 23 February 2024

23 February 2024

A microscope image showing cells affected by Barrett's oesophagus, a precancer that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.   For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 9 February 2024

9 February 2024