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Squamous epithelial cells of human cervix under the microscope view.
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70 years of progress in cervical cancer research

25 years ago, our scientists showed that nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). But that’s not where our story with cervical cancer research starts, and it certainly isn’t where it ends. 25 years ago, our scientists showed that nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). But that’s not where our story with cervical cancer research starts, and it certainly isn’t where it ends.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 17 June 2024

17 June 2024

A computer-generated images showing a DNA double-helix in a blood sample

Multi-cancer tests have the potential to detect multiple cancer types from a single sample. There's a lot to learn before we can use them. Multi-cancer tests have the potential to detect multiple cancer types from a single sample. There's a lot to learn before we can use them.

by Jessica Lloyd, Alice Brookes | In depth | 12 June 2024

12 June 2024

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Multi-cancer tests
Sample bottles in a lab

A spit test that predicts people's genetic risk of prostate cancer could help find more cases earlier, according to the BARCODE 1 trial. A spit test that predicts people's genetic risk of prostate cancer could help find more cases earlier, according to the BARCODE 1 trial.

by Tim Gunn | News | 1 June 2024

1 June 2024

Anna Housley and her husband Tom. The BCAN-RAY project found that Anna has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. She now gets yearly mammograms.

One year in, the research project launched in memory of Sarah Harding is identifying younger women who may have a higher breast cancer risk. One year in, the research project launched in memory of Sarah Harding is identifying younger women who may have a higher breast cancer risk.

by Tim Gunn | News | 30 May 2024

30 May 2024

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 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

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