News reports

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

Drug fused to antibody shrinks triple negative breast tumours

A drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread, according to a clinical trial.

More breast cancer patients than previously thought could benefit from existing targeted treatment

As many as 1 in 5 women with breast cancer could benefit from a drug used to treat ovarian cancer, according to new estimates.

Budget 2017: Investment in social care and training young scientists

Additional funding for social care and investment in new research training placements have been announced in the Spring Budget.

Latest monthly figures show worst performance for cancer waiting times target in England on record

The failure of NHS England to meet the 62 day waiting time target for cancer patients is the worst on record, according to new monthly figures.

Smoking rates in the UK hit record low

Smoking levels in the UK are the lowest since records began, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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