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Drug Prices Based On Success Could Speed Up Cancer Patients' Treatment

Paying for cancer drugs based on how well they work in practice could help patients get new treatments faster, according to a Cancer Research UK report.

E-cigarettes almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapies for quitting smoking, says trial

A UK trial found that e-cigarettes were almost twice as effective for quitting smoking as other nicotine replacement treatments.

Cancer Research UK, NIHR and Athenex to trial innovative oral chemotherapy

An experimental chemotherapy drug that can be taken orally is moving into early phase clinical trials.

Cancer Research UK cautiously optimistic over the NHS England Long Term Plan

Cancer Research UK welcomes the long term NHS plan, which reiterates the Prime Minister’s ambition to improve cancer survival for patients.

Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

Doctor and dad duo design new 'cancer maps' to aid diagnosis

A GP and his dad have invented a new online mind-mapping tool for doctors that aims to help GPs speed up cancer diagnosis

Obesity in Year 6 pupils at record high

Levels of obesity among 10-11-year olds has hit record high, according to Public Health England.

Obesity could overtake smoking as biggest preventable cause of cancer in women

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years’ time

Stoptober: Just 1 in 10 will be smokers in five years' time, says PHE

By 2023 only 1 in 10 adults in England will smoke, according to predictions from Public Health England.

Pathology staff shortages causing delays to cancer diagnosis, says report

NHS pathology departments are suffering from chronic staff shortages, finds a new report.

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