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National and international developments in cancer, health and policy. Produced in collaboration with the Press Association unless otherwise stated.

Breast cancer drug approved for use in Scotland, though concerns remain about patients getting the drug across the UK

Scotland is first part of the UK to make a drug routinely available on the NHS that can extend the lives of women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Long term benefits of immunotherapy emerging for some patients, though key questions remain

A number of cancer clinical trials involving immunotherapy treatments appear to be showing promise, according to new research.

NHS cancer waiting time targets missed in Northern Ireland

Three key waiting time targets for cancer patients in Northern Ireland have been missed, according to the latest figures.

NHS England sets target of 5,000 more people each year surviving cancer

NHS England aims for an extra 5,000 people each year to survive cancer by 2019, a new report claims.

Recommendations set out for food industry to reduce sugar

New voluntary guidelines have been released to help reduce the amount of sugar in foods eaten by children by 2020.

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