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Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.
Unpublished results from the Cancer Research UK-funded STAMPEDE trial show that two different treatments improve survival in men with advanced prostate cancer.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 improve the success rate of immunotherapy treatments, according to two new studies.
Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.
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.