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Improving cancer screening: what does the latest review recommend?

What do the latest recommendations from Sir Mike Richards mean for screening in England? We take a look.

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NHS diaries: ‘It’s like Groundhog Day, we just wait for the phone to ring’  

Waiting to hear if you have cancer, or if your cancer has come back, can be an extremely stressful time – especially if the results take weeks to come back.

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NHS diaries: ‘It’s the most stressful organisation I’ve worked in in my life’

Diagnosing cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages is vital to help more people survive their cancer. But it requires having enough NHS staff in place.

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The first complete picture of how long it takes to diagnose cancer in England

Researchers have gathered the most complete picture of how long people wait for a cancer diagnosis in England. And there’s huge variation between referrals.

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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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Opinion: ‘NHS targeted lung health checks are another reason to be positive about lung cancer’

The roll-out of mobile NHS scanners will save lives from lung cancer. But staff shortages, stop smoking services and treatment inequalities can’t be ignored.

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Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

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How new tests might help find treatments for cancers with no known origin

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

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A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

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Too soon to say cervical cancer DNA test will ‘revolutionise screening’

A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but it’s a long way from being used in cervical screening.

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