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

Standard chemo still most effective for throat cancers caused by HPV

Standard chemotherapy remains the most effective way to treat a particular form of throat cancer, according to new research.

Computer simulation suggests testing for HPV first could mean cervical screening can be stopped earlier

Cervical screening could be stopped at the age of 55 for some women if the HPV test is used first, according to a new computer simulation study.

Targeted drug could slow progression of ovarian cancer in women with faulty BRCA gene

A drug could help slow the progression of some advanced ovarian cancers and extend the time that patients show no signs of disease, according to new research.

Targeted drug could extend lives of some women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy could extend survival for some women with advanced breast cancer, according to new trial results.

Immunotherapy trial shows promise for some women with an aggressive breast cancer

An immunotherapy drug has shown promise for the first time in a form of aggressive breast cancer.

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