News reports

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

Experimental breath test identifies cancer in oesophageal cancer patients

An experimental breath test can identify oesophageal and stomach cancers in people who already have cancer, according to a new study.

Six months of breast cancer treatment ‘could be as effective as 12’ in some women with early stage disease

Six months of treatment could be as effective as 12 months for women with a type of early stage breast cancer, according to unpublished clinical trial results.

Brain tumour funding boost following death of Tessa Jowell

The Government has announced it will double a recent funding boost for brain tumour research following the death of Dame Tessa Jowell.

London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

HPV vaccine is safe and reduces cell changes that can become cancer

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is safe and effective in reducing cell changes, a new review has confirmed.

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