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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. 

Blood Cancers

CAR T cell immunotherapy now available through NHS Scotland for some adults with lymphoma

A personalised immunotherapy treatment will now be available in Scotland for some adults living with an aggressive form of lymphoma.

New treatment option for certain leukaemia patients in Scotland

A targeted combination treatment for patients with a specific type of blood cancer will soon be available on the NHS in Scotland.

NICE U-turn opens up new treatment option for some adults with leukaemia

Patients living with a specific type of leukaemia will have access to a new immunotherapy treatment on the NHS 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.

‘Magic’ blood test could make bone marrow transplants for blood cancer safer

A blood test could help predict the risk of complication following a bone marrow transplant in some blood cancer patients, according to a new US study.

Acute myeloid leukaemia is 11 different diseases

Researchers studying the genetic make-up of an aggressive blood cancer, AML, have discovered that it exists in at least 11 different forms.