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.
This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.
Breast cancer drugs and cancer myths were in the news this week. Find out why in our news digest.
Category: Science blog April 21, 2018
This week’s news includes the hunt for a cancer blood test, health food police in supermarkets and a skin implant that spots cancer in mice.
Category: Science blog April 14, 2018
In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine.
In the news this week: ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and scientists publish results from the largest ever genetic analysis of cancer.
Category: Science blog March 30, 2018
This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients, and a new human organ may have been discovered. Read more in our news digest.
In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.