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

‘A handful’ of gene faults can turn a healthy cell cancerous

Fewer than 10 errors in the DNA inside cells are enough to drive development of a cancer, according to new estimates.

Personalised treatments for rare cancers tested in study

A small new trial in the US has suggested personalised treatment based on tumour features could be effective in patients with rare cancers.

New markers could identify patients most at risk of brain damage from CAR T cell immunotherapy

New research suggests injury to the cells that line blood vessels could be behind severe side effects that some patients have after CAR T cell therapy.

Severe shortage of radiologists risks delays to cancer diagnosis, says report

The UK does not have enough radiologists to meet demand, according to a new report.

Some cancer drugs approved in Europe might not have sufficient evidence of survival benefits, says study

New research has found that many cancer drugs recently approved in Europe lacked evidence from clinical trials that they boosted survival or quality of life.

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