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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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Leukaemia drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients with a specific type of leukaemia will not have access to a new treatment after it failed to win provisional recommendation for NHS use in England.

Double NHS decision for CAR T cell immunotherapy in Scotland

Two cancer immunotherapies have been reviewed for NHS use in Scotland as a treatment for some patients with aggressive blood cancer.

First patient receives CAR T cell therapy on NHS

An 11-year-old boy became the first NHS patient to receive a personalised blood cancer immunotherapy on the NHS.

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola surprises Blues fan and cancer survivor

Gianfranco Zola gave eighteen-year-old Ed Garside the surprise of his life in a special meeting organised by Stand Up To Cancer’s official partner, Hyundai Moto

NHS England to fund personalised blood cancer immunotherapy

A cancer immunotherapy will be offered on the NHS in England to some children and young adults with leukaemia, NHS England announced today.

Doubling-up on cancer immunotherapy shows promise, but side effects still a challenge

A combination of two immunotherapy drugs outperformed a single drug treatment in patients with a type of advanced lung cancer.

Scientists identify possible double whammy to attack leukaemia

Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Experimental white blood cell treatment shows ‘remarkable’ promise in leukaemia

An experimental treatment that trains a patient’s immune system to attack their cancer caused remission in 90 per cent of leukaemia patients.

Genetically modified immunotherapy shows promise in B-cell acute leukaemia

Treatment with genetically modified immune cells caused remission in patients with a particular type of acute leukaemia, according to a small US trial.

Cancer risk to children of having older parents

Older parents are at significantly increased risk of having a child with the most common form of leukaemia, Cancer Research UK reveals.