E-cigarettes are beneficial in encouraging smokers to quit, a report by Britain’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has said. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, Britain’s Royal Colleg(...)

Drinking alcohol, eating processed meat and being overweight have been ‘strongly’ linked to stomach cancer for the first time. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Drinking alcohol, eating processed meat and being overweight have been “strongly” linked to stomach cancer for the first time. A new study from the W(...)

 British doctors have discovered combining two powerful breast cancer drugs could dramatically shrink or destroy tumours in just 11 days. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Combining two powerful breast cancer drugs could dramatically shrink or destroy tumours in just 11 days, British doctors have discovered. Some patien(...)

Researchers have spotted rare “flag” proteins that act as immune system targets and are displayed on the surface of all of a patient’s tumour cells (above), wherever they might be in the body. File illustration: Getty Images

A major British discovery is expected to lead to revolutionary bespoke treatments for patients with advanced cancer that could enter trials within tw(...)

For anyone who enjoys a grilled breakfast, the latest information from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer may have triggered a momentary bout of indigestion. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Just two rashers of bacon a day raises your risk of cancer – health chiefs put processed meat at same level as cigarettes” Were you as taken aback as (...)

Immunotherapy is proving so effective that in one  trial, more than half of patients with advanced melanoma saw tumours shrink or brought under control, according to UK researchers

Experts have hailed a “new era” for cancer treatments after achieving “spectacular” results from trials on a new class of drugs. Immunotherapy, which (...)

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent peo(...)

Research shows e-cigarette smokers are 60 per cent more likely to kick the habit.

People who use e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking are 60 per cent more likely to end the habit than those who try to stop smoking with the help of(...)

Thousands of pictures have been posted both on Facebook and Twitter.

A wave of ‘nomakeupselfie’ pictures has flooded social media over the last 24 hours, raising over €400,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. (...)

Reacting to the ban, a Peta spokesman said: “We are befuddled by the ASA’s ruling . . . The link between meat consumption and the increased risk of heart disease and cancer has been repeatedly documented in studies and medical reports.”

Animal rights campaigners in Britain have been forbidden to use a billboard campaign showing a child smoking a cigar, which warns that eating meat inc(...)