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New reports show staff shortages continue to hold back cancer care

New reports highlight the impact of workforce issues on the ongoing patient backlog and patient outcomes across UK nations.  

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A urine test for bladder cancer: What’s the latest?

Less than a year after The University of Birmingham had partnered with Nonacus to produce a urine test for bladder cancer, the first results are in.

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Detecting multiple cancers with a ‘simple’ blood test: Where are we?

A blood test capable of catching any cancer at an early stage before any symptoms may sound like science fiction but just how close are researchers to making it a reality?

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Personalised blood test could help predict which lung cancers might return

Our researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that patients who are at a higher risk of their lung cancer returning can be identified by a personalised blood test.

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Is there a right way to check your body for cancer? 

There’s no ‘right’ way to check certain parts of your body for cancer, but here’s what you need to keep in mind when self-checking.

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Paving the way: How biopsies are offering hope to children with aggressive brain tumours

“Our motivation for studying it is because there haven’t been any new effective treatments for decades.” Overall, survival for children’s…

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Advanced MRI could help to differentiate aggressive and slower growing prostate cancer

New research has found that using an advanced MRI technique may enable doctors to pinpoint potentially aggressive or fast-growing cancers and guide treatment pathways.

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Targeted prostate cancer screening: Are we there yet?

Prostate cancer screening is back in the news, as results from a targeted screening programme are released. But when it comes to yearly checks, are we there yet?

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Prize winning early detection research

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald on the power of collaboration, taking risks and the rise of early detection as a hot topic for researchers…

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The Galleri multi-cancer blood test: What you need to know

There has been a lot of excitement about the Galleri test, and it’s obvious to see why. Here are three things you need to about this multi-cancer blood test.

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