News reports

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

Smoking quit rates highest in 10 years

A new report by UCL suggests success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade.

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

A new recommendation by NICE gives certain lung cancer patients access to the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Immunotherapy and targeted drugs could stop some melanomas from returning

Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.

Two treatments for advanced prostate cancer bring equal benefits

Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy success

Viruses may improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies.

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