News reports

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

£760 million annual bill from smoking ‘adding to social care crisis’

Smoking is costing local authorities in England £760 million a year in social care, a new report warns.

Engineered immune cell treatment for childhood leukaemia may be a step closer

An immunotherapy treatment using genetically engineered cells has been used to successfully treat two infants with an aggressive kind of leukaemia.

Personalised invite can encourage more people to quit smoking through Stop Smoking Services

Giving smokers personalised information about their risk of ill health can double the chance of them using NHS Stop Smoking Services.

Genetic analysis of cervical cancers hints at targets for treatments

A large analysis of cervical tumour samples has found distinct genetic ‘signatures’ that could better define the disease.

MRI scans for suspected prostate cancer could improve diagnosis

Using an MRI scan to help diagnose prostate cancer could spare some men from unnecessary invasive biopsies, according to a new study.

Pages