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

Studies highlight ‘potential new targets for immunotherapy’

Scientists have uncovered two potential ways to help the immune system fight cancer better, opening up new avenues for future immunotherapy research.

Teens who vape might be more likely to try cigarettes, study suggests

Adolescents who try e-cigarettes might be more likely to try conventional cigarettes, suggests a new study.

3 in 4 Cancer Drugs Fund treatments now available on NHS

Three quarters of the drugs previously only accessible to patients via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) are now approved on the NHS.

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Study reveals genetic diversity of cancer that has spread

New research into the genetic and molecular features of cancers that have spread has revealed the diversity of these tumours and the immune cells within.

Cancer gene map uncovers potential new treatment targets

Researchers in the US have created comprehensive maps of genes that tumour cells rely on to survive.

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