News reports

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

More than half of British vapers have now given up smoking tobacco

For the first time, less than half the people in Great Britain who use e-cigarettes also smoke tobacco cigarettes.

Experimental blood test predicts advanced prostate cancer outcome

A blood test could help predict which advanced prostate cancer patients are likely to do best when treated with certain targeted treatments.

Follow-up colonoscopy cuts bowel cancer cases in some people

Follow-up tests after an initial colonoscopy may reduce the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer, according to a new study.

Plain cigarette packaging may reduce smoking rates

Plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes may reduce the number of people who smoke, according to a new review of evidence.

Blocking growth of tumour blood vessels could boost immunotherapy

Immunotherapy treatment could be improved by blocking molecules that help tumour blood vessels grow, according to two new lab-based studies.

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