News reports

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

New research aids understanding of aggressive brain tumours

Research looking at how different genes are turned on and off in cancer cells is providing new insights in our understanding of brain tumours.

GPs to prescribe fruit and veg

Family doctors in the Scottish Highlands are taking part in a pilot project to prescribe fruit and veg to their patients alongside their medication.

New technology adds weight to viral cancer link

New research from the US has provided more evidence that certain strains of Human papillomavirus (HPV) may be linked to a form of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Most women satisfied with preventative mastectomy says research

Women who choose to have their remaining breast removed as a precaution, after the removal of the other due to breast cancer, are generally satisfied with their decision,...

1.3 million pound scanner to aid cancer patients

A new magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) scanner, dedicated to diagnosing cancer, was officially opened at the Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham today.