Cancer news

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. 

Chemotherapy

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets the green light for NHS use in England 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended a new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Targeted drug improves survival for children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma

New clinical trial results show that adding rituximab to standard chemotherapy could improve survival for some children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Immunotherapy treatment recommended for advanced small cell lung cancer 

A new immunotherapy treatment has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for some adults with small cell lung cancer.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets an initial ‘no’ for NHS use in England

A new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has not been recommended for NHS use in England. 

Lung cancer immunotherapy gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

An immunotherapy and chemotherapy combo has been rejected for some adults with small cell lung cancer on the NHS in England.

Lung cancer immunotherapy combo added to Cancer Drugs Fund

Combining an immunotherapy with chemotherapy has been recommended as a treatment for some patients with lung cancer on the NHS in England.

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.

Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

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