News reports

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

Miniature implanted ‘scaffold’ could detect breast cancer spread

Tiny implants under the skin could one day detect the spread of breast cancer early.

Warning over Scotland’s childhood obesity figures

More than a quarter of Scottish children are either overweight or obese, according to new national figures.

Cancer survival improves in England

Cancer survival has steadily climbed over the last seven years, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Drug that targets stem cells could help treat leukaemia

A new drug that can kill specialised stem cells could lead to a new treatment for a type of leukaemia.

Study shows ‘signature’ that radiation damage leaves in our DNA

A new study has shed light on exactly how a certain type of radiation damages human DNA, raising the risk of cancer.