News reports

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

Stem cell treatment kills cancer cells that have spread in mice

A new stem cell-based cancer treatment can target and kill breast cancer cells that have spread in mice, according to a new study.

Brain tumour’s faulty genetics uncovered

An in-depth analysis of medulloblastoma brain tumours has identified faulty genes underlying the disease.

Tobacco control plan for England published

The Department of Health has published its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan for England.

UK cancer survival trails Europe

Survival for UK cancer patients is lower than in much of Europe, according to a new report.

Personalised vaccines to treat skin cancer show promise in small studies

Personalised vaccines have been used to successfully treat melanoma (skin cancer) patients in two small studies.