Many cancer sufferers believe that cannabis oil is effective in reducing their suffering, and can even improve the results of chemotherapy. Legal barriers to researching the medical uses of cannabis mean that proof could be decades away, leaving patients to turn to DIY solutions and a suburban black market
We’re buying more sunscreen yet skin cancer is on the increase, making positive strategies for a safer summer evermore urgent
The race to cure cancer is proving to be a marathon as doctors strive to develop new treatments and the UK struggles to improve early diagnosis
Personalised cancer medicine, based on identifying biomarkers to target treatment, is an attractive aim which promises new hope for patients
It is a new class of cancer treatments which has the medical world fizzing with excitement and hope that cancer can be transformed from a death sentence to a chronic condition
The history of cancer reveals a slow and painful progression towards modern treatments which at last seem to be gathering momentum
How well does the UK diagnose and treat cancer – and is there a postcode lottery with regional variations in the quality of care?
Scientists, researchers and clinicians are being urged to put aside fierce competition and protectionism to join forces in the fight against cancer