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

Immunotherapy and targeted drugs could stop some melanomas from returning

Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.

Two treatments for advanced prostate cancer bring equal benefits

Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy success

Viruses may improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies.

Targeted drug helps keep some advanced ovarian cancers at bay

Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.

Handheld device could spot tumour tissue during surgery

US scientists have made a handheld device that can distinguish between tumour and healthy tissue in the lab. This could one day help improve cancer surgery.

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