Adults with some incurable diseases are not receiving palliative care from hospices early enough during their illness because of the timing of referrals from other services according to researchers.
Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease, according to a UK trial.
A specialist cancer nurse has claimed the stress of her job means she and most of her team need antidepressants to cope.
Staffing shortages at a hospital run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust were a factor in the case of a grandmother whose “painful” death from bladder cancer could have been avoided, a report by the health service ombudsman has revealed.
Experts have encouraged black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts, in the wake of research suggesting breast cancer is often perceived as a “disease of whiteness”.
Experts who carried out a review of research on the human papillomavirus vaccine have hit out at “unjustified claims” that it can harm women for fear these could prevent them taking up the jab.
Professor Donna Mead has been appointed as the new chair of Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff, saying she has “very big shoes to fill”.
An in-depth study of the cancer nursing workforce has revealed major challenges, including startling variations in caseloads and higher than average vacancy rates.
Mistaken belief in “mythical” causes of cancer, such as drinking from plastic bottles and microwave ovens, is rife among the public, according to UK researchers.
Professor Steven Ersser, from York University, is to receive an award later this year in recognition of his contribution to nursing research, especially in the area of dermatology and skin care.