News reports

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

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.

Scottish radiology services struggling to cope with high demand, doctors warn

A shortage of radiologists in Scotland is putting patient safety at risk, doctors have warned.

Welsh cancer report calls for more to be done to tackle late stage diagnosis

Too many people in Wales are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a new report.

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