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

Electronic cap treatment improves brain tumour survival

Applying low frequency electric fields to the scalp of people with an aggressive type of brain tumour improves survival, according to a clinical trial.

Immune cell therapy results are 'landmark moment' in lymphoma treatment

Four in 10 patients with aggressive lymphoma were cancer-free 15 months after treatment with engineered immune cells, according to new clinical trial results.

Breast cancer less likely to come back with more intensive chemo

Giving chemotherapy in higher average doses reduces the risk of early stage breast cancer coming back, according to new unpublished results.

Gut bacteria might hitch a ride with spreading bowel cancer cells

Bacteria found in certain bowel cancers can also be found inside a small number of tumours that have spread to another part of the body, says new research.

Two breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

Two breast cancer drugs have been recommended for use by the NHS in England.