News reports

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

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.

Engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for aggressive adult lymphoma on NHS in England

A cancer immunotherapy has been provisionally rejected as a treatment for some adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the NHS in England.

Drug combo for advanced skin cancer approved on NHS in England

Patients with a certain type of aggressive skin cancer will now have access to a combination of targeted drugs on the NHS in England.

Pathology staff shortages causing delays to cancer diagnosis, says report

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

Number of vapers tops 3 million for first time in Britain

More than 3 million people in Great Britain are now vaping, according to a new report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

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