A police officer who beat cancer twice has compiled an alternative bucket list with 101 things to do after you survive the disease.
Former footballer Vinnie Jones has revealed he has been diagnosed with skin cancer, describing the disease as his 'scariest opponent yet'.
The family of a teenager, who died after being told she was too young to take a promising new cancer drug, is backing proposals for a law.
A hi-tech prostate cancer drug that offers hope to men who have run out of treatment options became available in the UK today.
Enzalutamide is licensed for patients with advanced prostate cancer who are no longer responding to hormone treatments or chemotherapy.
What to expect from the new drug:
- The new pill will cost around £2,500 a month.
- It can extend the lives of patients no longer being treated by almost five months.
- Seven out of 10 of the men in the Phase III Affirm trial taking enzalutamide were still alive after one year.
- It has a relative lack of side effects.
- The drug known as Xtandi, blocks molecular signals that allow the male hormone testosterone to fuel prostate cancer.
- It targets three different steps of the signalling pathway.
A new treatment for prostate cancer developed and trialled in London has been licensed for use.
Enzalutamide was developed by researchers at the Royal Marsden and University College London hospitals.
The one a day pill checks the spread of the cancer.
Reseachers say the most exciting aspect of this new drug is that is has very few side effects- unlike many cancer treatements.
One of the country's leading centres of cancer treatment, Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, is about to introduce two new machines which fight the disease.
They're called "linear accelerators" and they allow more patients to be treated with precise doses of radiotherapy.
Liz Wickham reports.
The Mount Vernon cancer centre in Middlesex is welcoming two important new arrivals. The linear accelerator machines use radiotherapy to treat cancer. Mount Vernon is now the only centre in the South-East to have two of them.
The machines cost £4.5m and the centre believes it will be able to massively increase the number of patients it treats. With two machines, it will be able to keep treatment going when one of the machines is closed down for maintenance.
The husband of a woman who died from lung cancer, after she was given a transplant from a smoker, wants more non-smokers to sign up to the donor register.
Jennifer Wederell was diganosed with cystic fibrosis when she was two.
She needed a lung transplant and was given one in 2011 but earlier this year was told she had lung cancer.
Before her operation, she had not been warned that her donated lungs came from a smoker.
Jennifer passed away at her Essex home, with her family by her side, in August. She was 27.
For more information about transplants and organ donation visit the NHS Organ Donation and Transplantation website.
Specialist advice about cancer is now available at a so-called "pop-up" clinic, which has opened in a shopping centre in Croydon.
It is a temporary store to encourage people to ask for help if they think they have got cancer and It will make it easier to get checked out.
This could improve their chances of survival if they have the disease. Piers Hopkirk went for a look around.
A ground-breaking new way of treating NHS cancer patients in London has been launched today.
Experts predict it could help save up to a thousand lives in the capital every year, by putting an end to what's said to be the rivalry between hospitals competing for patients.
Emma Walden has the details.
Patricia Jupp from Woodford Green in Essex, has been treated for three different cancers over the last 15 years.
She believes the new Integrated Cancer Systems being introduced in London will make a real difference to patients.
"When I was diagnosed with my first cancer - ovarian - in the mid-nineties, they didn't have a system where everyone had a chance to go to a specialist centre. I firmly believe I would have suffered fewer complications had I been treated from the very start at a specialist centre and that my second cancer -endometrial - would have been diagnosed earlier.
– Patricia Jupp, cancer patient
"When I found I had breast cancer in 2008, things had moved forward in terms of treatment and, as my cancer was detected through a routine screening, I was treated straight away at Barts - a specialist cancer centre.
"This new system will hopefully mean even better treatment in the future, as well as more patients being able to get some of their treatment - such as chemotherapy - at their local hospital, delivered to the standards of specialist centres."
A groundbreaking new way of organising the treatment of NHS cancer patients in London is being launched today.
In future, London's cancer services will be run by two new bodies - known as Integrated Cancer Systems - based on a US model.
The first and only ones in the UK, the new systems bring together all the cancer care providers across the capital and beyond, using their joint resources and expertise to provide the best possible outcome for every patient.
As well as improving survival rates by up to a thousand lives a year, the new ICSs have pledged to drive up patient satisfaction in the capital, which lags behind other parts of the country.
A new type of Cancer treatment that is less harmful to children is going to be available in a London hospital.
Fifteen hundred Cancer patients will benefit from the 'Proton Therapy centre' at University College Hospital.
London Tonight's Liz Wickham reports: