News reports

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

Personalised cancer vaccine may hold leukaemia at bay for longer

A cancer vaccine personalised to individual patients could reduce the chances of a type of blood cancer from returning, a small US study has found.

New drug combination shows early promise for some breast cancer patients

A combination of two drugs could help some breast cancer patients with advanced cancer live longer, according to a small clinical trial.

Plans for £200m NHS England cancer investment announced

Spending plans for new investment in NHS radiotherapy machines and £200m to improve local cancer services in England have been announced.

New device could help make cancer surgery more accurate

A new probe that can distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue samples could make surgery more precise, according to a new Australian study.

Breast cancer drug could prevent the disease in high-risk women

Thousands of healthy women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered a better drug option to reduce their risk of getting the disease.