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Large health inequalities across England revealed

There are stark differences in how long people in different parts of England can expect to live a healthy life, according to a new report.

CRT’s Discovery Laboratories extends alliance with Merck to develop new cancer drugs

Cancer Research Technology has signed a further deal with Merck to discover new cancer drugs targeting the Hippo pathway.

Certain genetic faults could help predict success of immunotherapy

A certain group of genetic faults could be used to help predict if immunotherapy will work in cancer patients, according to a new US study.

Report reveals benefits of EU-UK medical research partnerships

A new report reveals that partnerships between UK and EU medical researchers have increased the value of research, benefiting patients across Europe

Possible link between platelets and cancer risk, though further work needed

A possible link between cancer and the levels of a component of blood, called platelets, should be investigated further, according to a new study.

Cutting smoking rates could save the NHS £67 million a year

If smoking rates dropped to five per cent in the UK by 2035, the NHS could save £67million in just one year.

Prescription history could help GPs diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists are to examine whether identifying patterns in medication given to patients before they develop cancer could improve early diagnosis.

More than a quarter of Scottish emergency cancer patients haven't visited GP

More than a quarter (28%) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in North East Scotland hadn’t discussed any relevant symptoms with their GP beforehand.

The NCRI partnership launches new five-year strategy to accelerate progress in cancer research

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) launches its new five-year strategy today to accelerate progress in cancer research through collaboration.