News reports

National and international developments in cancer, health and policy. Produced in collaboration with the Press Association unless otherwise stated.

Choice of lung cancer treatment could be affecting survival

Variations in lung cancer treatment may be limiting survival in England, according to a new study.

Food industry told to cut calories to tackle obesity

A plan to lower obesity levels by reducing calories in many foods has been announced.

Aggressive brain tumours carry potential target for engineered immune cells

A molecule on glioblastoma cells that could be used as a target for genetically engineered immune cells has been identified.

Three thyroid cancer drugs approved for NHS in England

Three thyroid cancer treatments have been approved for routine use on the NHS in England.

Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.