News reports

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

Viruses may boost immunotherapy success

Viruses may improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies.

Targeted drug helps keep some advanced ovarian cancers at bay

Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.

Handheld device could spot tumour tissue during surgery

US scientists have made a handheld device that can distinguish between tumour and healthy tissue in the lab. This could one day help improve cancer surgery.

Government sets out aims for science post-Brexit

The Government has set out its aims for the UK’s scientific relationship with the EU following Brexit.

Keyhole oesophageal cancer surgery as good as more invasive operations

Keyhole surgery for oesophageal cancer is as good as more invasive surgery in terms of survival, according to unpublished clinical trial results.

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