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News digest – specialist prostate cancer scans, HPV vaccine catch up, breast cancer risk and surgery gel spray 

In this week’s news: specialist prostate cancer MRI scan recommended on NHS and scientists are developing a gel spray to reduce tumour growth after surgery.

The new Cancer Drugs Fund has quietly reached a significant milestone

A revamped Cancer Drugs Fund is giving patients new options and renewed chances of successful treatment, quicker than ever before.

Specialist MRI scans recommended to help diagnose prostate cancer on NHS

A type of specialist MRI scan has been recommended as one of the first tests for diagnosing people with suspected prostate cancer

Immunotherapy combo not approved for advanced kidney cancer patients on the NHS

People with a certain type of advanced kidney cancer will not be able to have a combination of two immunotherapy drugs on the NHS in England.

Liverpool scientists awarded £2.17 million by Cancer Research UK to spot pancreatic cancer early

Scientists in Liverpool have been awarded £2.17 million by Cancer Research UK to develop ways to spot pancreatic cancer earlier.

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca launch world class functional genomics centre

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in the UK.

News digest – lung cancer screening study, 100,000 genomes sequenced, NHS proton beam therapy and a ‘universal cancer blood test’

In this week’s news: why a ‘universal cancer test’ is not yet ready for patients and the UK’s largest ever lung cancer screening study will open next year.

Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients

A '10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

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