News reports

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

Targeted drug delays relapse of intermediate-stage lung cancer

A drug holds lung cancer at bay longer after surgery than standard chemotherapy, according to unpublished results of a new trial in China.

Competition between immune cells could explain why some immunotherapy drugs fail

New images may have uncovered why in some cases cancers don’t respond to certain immunotherapy drugs.

More than half of British vapers have now given up smoking tobacco

For the first time, less than half the people in Great Britain who use e-cigarettes also smoke tobacco cigarettes.

Experimental blood test predicts advanced prostate cancer outcome

A blood test could help predict which advanced prostate cancer patients are likely to do best when treated with certain targeted treatments.

Follow-up colonoscopy cuts bowel cancer cases in some people

Follow-up tests after an initial colonoscopy may reduce the number of people diagnosed with bowel cancer, according to a new study.

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