Bowel screening age to be dropped to 50 in England and study looks to tackle childhood obesity by coaching new parents.
Cannabis extract was in the news after a study found that combining it with chemo extended the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer.
The Government announced that boys will get the HPV vaccine, and severe obesity in 10 and 11-year olds hits record high.
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.
The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news digest.
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.