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A new report by UCL suggests success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade.
A new recommendation by NICE gives certain lung cancer patients access to the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, through the Cancer Drugs Fund.
Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.
Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.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 improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies.