We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.
A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.
To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.
In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.
One in 17 British carpenters born in the 1940s will die of mesothelioma – a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos – according to new research* published in the British Journal of Cancer.