Cancer news

New guidance aims to improve cancer diagnosis

The country’s health watchdog has issued new draft guidance on how to spot early signs and symptoms of cancer.

Cancer patients failed by latest breach of ‘62 day wait’ target

Experts say that cancer patients are being failed as new figures show waiting time targets for treatment have been missed.

15,000 extra children survived cancer thanks to improvements since the 1970s

During the last 40 years over 15,000 more children have beaten cancer than would have done if survival had remained the same as in the 1970s

Drug target discovered for aggressive childhood brain tumour

US scientists have successfully used an experimental drug to treat mice with an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer.

Scientists uncover vast numbers of DNA ‘blind spots’ that may hide cancer-causing mistakes

Cancer Research UK scientists have found more than 400 ‘blind spots’ in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults.