News reports

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

Scans could help tailor pancreatic cancer treatment

Doctors should use a specialised type of scan to help decide if patients with pancreatic cancer may benefit from surgery, according to NICE.

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS in England

A drug for certain types of breast cancer has been approved for the NHS in England.

Cancer survival improving globally, but UK lagging behind

Cancer survival is increasing across the globe, according to a new study.

Call for NHS staff investment as cancer cases rise

The number of new cases of cancer in England is continuing to rise, according to new figures.

Proportion of cancers diagnosed in A&E falling

The way in which cancers are diagnosed in England is improving, according to new figures.