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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. 

Health Service Policy

Artificial intelligence labs, immigration and NHS funding: what do the latest Government announcements mean for cancer?

The new Government have made several announcements about science and the NHS, including a new Artificial Intelligence lab. But what does it mean for cancer?

Advanced ovarian cancer drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

A targeted drug with potential to slow the progress of ovarian cancer has been rejected for use 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.

Daily aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in people with Lynch syndrome, says NICE

Taking a daily aspirin for more than two years could reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, according to new draft guidance from NICE.

Opinion: ‘Building an NHS workforce for the future must be Boris Johnson’s top health priority’

With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government's commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.

Ovarian cancer drug will be offered earlier to NHS patients in England

A targeted drug for advanced ovarian cancer will be more widely available for certain patients on the NHS in England.

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.

New skin cancer immunotherapy added to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund

A new immunotherapy treatment for certain advanced skin cancer patients is to be made available on the NHS in England.

The first complete picture of how long it takes to diagnose cancer in England

Researchers have gathered the most complete picture of how long people wait for a cancer diagnosis in England. And there's huge variation between referrals.

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