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

Availability of robotic prostate cancer surgery could be a bigger draw for patients than quality of hospital

Prostate cancer patients may base choice of hospital for surgery on availability of new technology, rather than hospital quality information, according to study

Brexit will have large impact on health and NHS, say researchers

Leaving the EU brings large risks but also opportunities for health and the NHS, according to a new study.

Pelvis-targeting radiotherapy safe for prostate cancer patients

A form of radiotherapy targeting the pelvis is safe for men with advanced localised prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Smoking quit rates highest in 10 years

New data by UCL suggest success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade.

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

A new recommendation by NICE gives certain lung cancer patients access to the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

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