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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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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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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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Scientists developing urine and blood tests to detect brain tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma.

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Blood test could tailor treatment after surgery

A new study is looking at how blood tests after cancer surgery can be used to select patients for additional treatment, potentially sparing some patients from unnecessary, often toxic, treatment whilst ensuring those who need it get it as early as possible.

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Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

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Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

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Women’s lung cancer cases hit 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new Cancer Research UK statistics

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