News reports

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

No link between mobile phones and brain tumour, says study

There is no evidence to suggest that mobile phone usage increases the risk of glioma, according to results of a study published by the BMJ.

Data protection laws slow research

Medical research is being slowed down and lives are being put at risk by unnecessary data protection regulation, a new report has claimed.

New tests detect 99% of recurrent bladder cancer, says report

A new urine test, used alongside an internal bladder examination has a 99 per cent success rate in detecting recurrent bladder cancers, says a recent study.

Scientists identify breast cancer mechanism

Scientists in the US may have identified the chemical signals that encourage some aggressive breast cancers to grow.

Study suggests art therapy can ease pain

A new study has concluded that art therapy could possibly help to ease pain for many cancer sufferers but more research is needed, claims the Cancer Research UK.