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Visitors at the National Biomarker Centre

Today marks the opening of the Cancer Research UK National Biomarker Centre, a new state-of-the-art facility in Manchester which will help experts detect cancer at an earlier stage – when there are usually more treatment options available. Today marks the opening of the Cancer Research UK National Biomarker Centre, a new state-of-the-art facility in Manchester which will help experts detect cancer at an earlier stage – when there are usually more treatment options available.

by Amy Warnock | News | 14 June 2024

14 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

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

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

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

Stained cervical cells viewed under the microscope

22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer. 22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 22 January 2024

22 January 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

Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working. Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 20 November 2023

20 November 2023

Scientist preparing microscope slides with liquid based cytology method for pap smear test. Cervical cancer concept.

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed a gap in many women’s understanding of HPV (human papillomavirus) and its role in cervical screening. A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed a gap in many women’s understanding of HPV (human papillomavirus) and its role in cervical screening.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 25 October 2023

25 October 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