News reports

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

Children’s cancer survival continues to increase

Children diagnosed with cancer in England are now more likely to survive for at least 5 years compared to 25 years ago.

NHS cancer treatment target in England missed for third consecutive year

The ’62 day’ waiting time target for cancer patients in England has been missed again, marking 3 years since the target was last met.

‘Magic’ blood test could make bone marrow transplants for blood cancer safer

A blood test could help predict the risk of complication following a bone marrow transplant in some blood cancer patients, according to a new US study.

Hormone drug and radiotherapy ‘could extend lives’ of prostate cancer patients after surgery

Men with a high risk of prostate cancer recurrence could live longer if hormone treatment is given alongside radiotherapy after surgery.

Ovarian cancer drug could target gene fault in brain tumours

A genetic flaw that’s often found in a type of brain tumour may stop the cells from fixing damage to their DNA, findings from a new US study suggest.

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