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

Precision drug could treat different cancers with rare gene fault  

A new targeted drug could be used to treat a small number of advanced cancers no matter where they grow in the body, according to new trial results.

100,000 Genomes Project hits halfway milestone

An NHS research project to uncover the genetic causes of cancers and rare diseases has reached the halfway mark.

Breast cancer relapse tests vary in accuracy

Branded tests designed to predict if breast cancer will come back vary in accuracy, according to a new study.

Drugs approved in Scotland for bladder and skin cancers

Two new cancer drugs have been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Apalutamide delays spread of certain prostate cancers in trial

An experimental hormone therapy delays the spread of prostate cancer that has stopped responding to standard treatment, according to new clinical trial results.