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The type of bacteria in the gut of patients with advanced melanoma may influence their response to a certain type immunotherapy, according to new research.
Combining information from different cancer scans could offer a way to predict if immunotherapy will work, according to a small unpublished study.
Results from a small clinical trial suggest an experimental gene therapy is safe and has potential as a treatment for patients with a type of brain tumour.
A parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the health effects of e-cigarettes, as well as how they should be regulated and their financial impact.
The most aggressive type of ovarian cancer develops from cells that come from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries, according to a small study.