News reports

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

Genetic link between breast condition and invasive breast cancer uncovered

The genetics behind how a breast condition becomes invasive breast cancer may be explained by a new study.

Funding cuts mean stop smoking services can’t offer support

Local authorities have dramatically reduced budgets for Stop Smoking Services, according to a new report.

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

7 in 10 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study suggests

New figures suggesting how many people go on to become daily smokers after trying a cigarette showcase the need to prevent tobacco experimentation.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy in brain and breast cancer

Infecting tumours with viruses may boost the success of immunotherapy for brain and breast cancers, according to two new studies.