News reports

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

Government sets out aims for science post-Brexit

The Government has set out its aims for the UK’s scientific relationship with the EU following Brexit.

Keyhole oesophageal cancer surgery as good as more invasive operations

Keyhole surgery for oesophageal cancer is as good as more invasive surgery in terms of survival, according to unpublished clinical trial results.

Zika virus shrinks brain tumours in lab tests

The Zika virus can target and kill a particular type of brain tumour cell in the lab.

Breast cancer drug not recommended for use in England

The drug fulvestrant (Faslodex) has not been recommended in England to treat late stage breast cancer, in draft guidance.

US scientists share research of children’s cancers to accelerate progress

Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed and shared new mouse models of 12 children’s cancers that could be used to test new drugs.

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