News reports

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

Zika virus shrinks brain tumours in lab tests

The Zika virus can target and kill a particular type of brain tumour cell in the lab.

Breast cancer drug not recommended for use in England

The drug fulvestrant (Faslodex) has not been recommended in England to treat late stage breast cancer, in draft guidance.

US scientists share research of children’s cancers to accelerate progress

Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed and shared new mouse models of 12 children’s cancers that could be used to test new drugs.

Most young people who try e-cigarettes don’t become regular users, says study

The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.

Early detection of cancer highlighted in new life sciences industrial strategy

Early detection of cancer could be vastly improved by seizing opportunities in the UK’s life sciences, according to a new report.

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