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

NICE lung cancer U-turn boosts NHS treatment options in England

A combination treatment for some patients with advanced lung cancer will soon be made available on the NHS in England.

Postmenopausal women who used to smoke 'at lower risk of bladder cancer' than smokers, says study

Stopping smoking leaves postmenopausal women at a lower risk of bladder cancer than those who continue to smoke, new research confirms.

Breast cancer relapse test can predict treatment benefits, study suggests

Using a test that measures gene activity could help to tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, new research suggests.

Pancreatic cancers ‘talk’ to neighbouring cells in mice, pointing to potential new drug targets

Scientists have found a new way in which cells that surround pancreatic cancers in mice can help the tumours grow.

Gene editing uncovers potential drug targets for aggressive brain tumours

Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing.

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