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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.
A combination of two drugs could help some breast cancer patients with advanced cancer live longer, according to a small clinical trial.
Spending plans for new investment in NHS radiotherapy machines and £200m to improve local cancer services in England have been announced.
A new probe that can distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue samples could make surgery more precise, according to a new Australian study.
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.