A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.
Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.
By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.
This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.
Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.
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.
In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.
Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don’t match the study they’re covering.
Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.
Breast cancer drugs and cancer myths were in the news this week. Find out why in our news digest.