We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.
In this week’s news: specialist prostate cancer MRI scan recommended on NHS and scientists are developing a gel spray to reduce tumour growth after surgery.
A revamped Cancer Drugs Fund is giving patients new options and renewed chances of successful treatment, quicker than ever before.
In this week’s news: why a ‘universal cancer test’ is not yet ready for patients and the UK’s largest ever lung cancer screening study will open next year.
Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.
A ’10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.
Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.
In the news this week: cancer survival in England is still lagging behind the best and a second immunotherapy drug is made available for advanced skin cancer on the NHS.
Scientists are turning to crime-mapping tech as a new way to look at cancer.