News reports

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

Tobacco control plan for England published

The Department of Health has published its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan for England.

UK cancer survival trails Europe

Survival for UK cancer patients is lower than in much of Europe, according to a new report.

Personalised vaccines to treat skin cancer show promise in small studies

Personalised vaccines have been used to successfully treat melanoma (skin cancer) patients in two small studies.

Greater access to genetic testing needed for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Cancer patients should have routine access to genetic testing to improve diagnosis and treatment, according to England’s chief medical officer.

Large health inequalities across England revealed

There are stark differences in how long people in different parts of England can expect to live a healthy life, according to a new report.