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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

An image of a capsule sponge, a test for Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer

Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year.  Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year. 

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 11 January 2024

11 January 2024

Steph Phillips, Dr Miriam Dixon-Zegeye & Professor Sarah Blagden

We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease. We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 19 September 2023

19 September 2023

Lung cancer cells seen through a microscope.
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

ASCO 2023 roundup: Blood tests, drugs and exercise

ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients. ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients.

12 June 2023

A woman looking out of the window

New research has found that adults with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those who do not have such conditions. New research has found that adults with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those who do not have such conditions.

by Jacob Smith | News | 4 May 2023

4 May 2023

Two of our Cancer Awareness Nurses at a stop of our Cancer Awareness Roadshow

Our nurses have answered some of the frequently asked questions they hear on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow and at Cancer Awareness in the Workplace sessions. Our nurses have answered some of the frequently asked questions they hear on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow and at Cancer Awareness in the Workplace sessions.

by Sophie Marshall | In depth | 2 March 2023

2 March 2023

A crowd of people

Ahead of World Cancer Day 2023, a new report from Cancer Research UK shows that the impact of cancer for people in the UK is only set to grow. Ahead of World Cancer Day 2023, a new report from Cancer Research UK shows that the impact of cancer for people in the UK is only set to grow.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 3 February 2023

3 February 2023

Research scientists looking at a slide

Overall, cancer death rates have decreased by 16% in the UK since we were founded. For our 20th anniversary, we're looking back at the influence and involvement we've had in reducing cancer death rates. Overall, cancer death rates have decreased by 16% in the UK since we were founded. For our 20th anniversary, we're looking back at the influence and involvement we've had in reducing cancer death rates.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 17 December 2022

17 December 2022

Michelle Mitchell chief executive Cancer Research UK

Cancer is a fixable problem – but we need the right leadership, a robust plan and sufficient funding, writes Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive officer. Cancer is a fixable problem – but we need the right leadership, a robust plan and sufficient funding, writes Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive officer.

by Michelle Mitchell | Opinion | 8 December 2022

8 December 2022