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Breast Cancer

Highly sensitive blood test could improve breast cancer treatment

A new blood test is one of the first to successfully monitor early-stage breast cancer, and could be up to 100 times more sensitive than existing tests.

Second breast cancer treatment combo added to England's Cancer Drugs Fund

Some patients with advanced breast cancer will now have access to a new drug combo on the NHS in England – after the NICE reversed its initial decision

Three new cancer treatments available for NHS patients in Scotland

A breast cancer drug and two blood cancer treatments have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Precision drug combo boosts survival in younger women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy extended the lives of pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer in a clinical trial.

Breast cancer survivor reclaims her body with striking tattoo following a double mastectomy

Breast cancer survivor Wendy Dresner, 54, from Leeds, has had a tattoo inked across her mastectomy scars by David Beckham’s ‘angel’ tattooist, Louis Molloy.

Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

An immunotherapy for some patients with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some women with breast cancer have been approved for NHS Scotland.

Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests.

Breast cancer relapse test can predict treatment benefits, study suggests

Using a test that measures gene activity could help to tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, new research suggests.

Breast cancer drug combo gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients in England with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will not have access to a new drug comb, after it was given an initial no for NHS use.

Advanced breast cancer drug combo approved for NHS in England

A new drug combo has been made available to some patients with advanced breast cancer on the NHS in England.

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