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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Lung Cancer

NICE lung cancer U-turn boosts NHS treatment options in England

A combination treatment for some patients with advanced lung cancer will soon be made available on the NHS in England.

Two targeted lung cancer drugs get initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients with a certain type of lung cancer will not have access to two targeted cancer drugs on the NHS in England.

Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

Lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS patients in England

An immunotherapy drug will be made available on the NHS in England for certain people with lung cancer.

The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin's evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

Opinion: ‘NHS targeted lung health checks are another reason to be positive about lung cancer’

The roll-out of mobile NHS scanners will save lives from lung cancer. But staff shortages, stop smoking services and treatment inequalities can't be ignored.

NHS to roll out mobile lung cancer scanning across England

Lung cancer scanning trucks will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the country in a drive to detect the disease earlier.

Half a million fewer deaths from lung cancer in 40 years

Lung cancer death rates in men have plummeted since 1979 with nearly 500,000 fewer deaths than would have been expected if the rate had stayed the same

Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

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