News reports

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

Keyhole surgery a ‘better approach’ for women with early stage womb cancer

Survival in women who have less invasive surgery for early-stage womb cancer is just as good as traditional surgery.

‘Unacceptable' cancer treatment waiting times condemned as Scottish targets missed again

Waiting times for cancer patients in Scotland have been described as ‘unacceptable’ after new figures show that a key target has again been missed.

Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy

Smoking rates have fallen globally since the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced a treaty aimed at reducing tobacco demand, according to a new study.

‘Practice changing’ study defines standard of care for elderly glioblastoma patients

Using chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy can extend the lives of elderly patients with glioblastoma, according to a Canadian study.

'Unacceptable' plans revealed by NICE that could delay availability of drugs on the NHS in England

Plans to create an additional affordability test for medicines available on the NHS have been labelled ‘unacceptable’ by charities and politicians.

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