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The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

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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.

Study links inherited genes, leukaemia drug toxicity

A study has revealed that variations in genes can affect the likelihood of children with leukaemia to having side-effects from chemotherapy.

Potential new way to treat childhood leukaemia identified

An international team of scientists has discovered a potential new treatment target for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL).