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Some cancer drugs approved in Europe might not have sufficient evidence of survival benefits, says study

New research has found that many cancer drugs recently approved in Europe lacked evidence from clinical trials that they boosted survival or quality of life.

News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate cancer.

Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

In this week's news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

A new recommendation by NICE gives certain lung cancer patients access to the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

News digest – HRT, body fat, chemo-killing bacteria and… tattoos?

From this week’s cancer news we look at chemo-killing bacteria and ask: Can tattoos really give you cancer? Read the digest for more.

Immunotherapy and targeted drugs could stop some melanomas from returning

Two clinical trials have found that existing treatments for advanced melanoma could stop the cancer returning in some people with earlier stage disease.

News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

News digest – CAR T cells, nanomachines, vaping in teens and… selfies diagnosing cancer?

This week the US approves CAR T cell therapy, scientists make nanomachines to drill cancer cells in a lab and developers claim an app spots pancreatic cancer.

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