National and international developments in cancer, health and policy. Produced in collaboration with the Press Association unless otherwise stated.
Smoking rates have fallen globally since the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced a treaty aimed at reducing tobacco demand, according to a new study.
Using chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy can extend the lives of elderly patients with glioblastoma, according to a Canadian study.
Plans to create an additional affordability test for medicines available on the NHS have been labelled ‘unacceptable’ by charities and politicians.
A drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread, according to a clinical trial.
As many as 1 in 5 women with breast cancer could benefit from a drug used to treat ovarian cancer, according to new estimates.