Dealing with cancer in the workplace

Dealing with cancer at work

Living with cancer brings significant challenges for both patients and their support system. It is imperative that workplaces do not add to these burdens

Immunotherapy: using the body’s own defences to heal

immunotherapy

Using the body’s immune system to fight cancer is a fast-evolving treatment, which is giving patients a new lease on life

Lifesaving potential of rapid diagnostic centres

Patient scan

Sometimes cancer is signposted with clear red flags, but what happens when it is not? New assessment centres around the country are now offering hope for patients who present with inconclusive symptoms

Five ways hospitals are using art to help cancer patients

From meditation rooms to murals, the NHS is using creativity to alleviate patient stress and anxiety and make cancer treatment easier

Cancer’s deceptively youthful public face

Cancer is a disease which hits the oldest hardest, so why are all the headlines about youthful victims?

Proton beam therapy: cutting risk for life-saving treatment

Proton beam therapy is bringing new hope to patients with hard-to-treat cancers

Debunking seven common myths about skin cancer

With something as life-threatening as skin cancer, widespread misconceptions and knowledge gaps must be quashed to keep people safe in the sun

Is accelerating drug trials a good idea?

Acceleration of drug trials offers the potential to bring life-prolonging treatments to patients more quickly, but some physicians warn that research risks being dumbed down