News reports

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

Budget 2017: Investment in social care and training young scientists

Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.

Latest monthly figures show worst performance for cancer waiting times target in England on record

The failure of NHS England to meet the 62 day waiting time target for cancer patients is the worst on record, according to new monthly figures.

Smoking rates in the UK hit record low

Smoking levels in the UK are the lowest since records began, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Combining statins with chemotherapy doesn’t extend survival in lung cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering statins doesn’t benefit lung cancer patients when used alongside chemotherapy, according to new CRUK research.

Nose swab detects tobacco damage linked to lung cancer in smokers

A sample of cells taken from the inside of the nose could be used to indicate the damage caused to cells in the lung by smoking.

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