An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.
A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.
Research predicts how breast screening could be changed to cut overdiagnosis and save the NHS money, and the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.
This week’s headlines: drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo and cancer rates in over-75s are ‘set to rocket’.
Top stories this week: A breast cancer immunotherapy first and lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS use in England.
Top stories this week: A ‘simple blood test’ isn’t the finished article, and an antifungal treatment has eliminated sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice.
Obesity dominates headlines this week and a senior scientist explains his theory on what might cause one type of childhood leukaemia.
Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.
This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.