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National and international developments in cancer, health and policy. Produced in collaboration with the Press Association unless otherwise stated.

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.

Kidney and lung cancer drugs approved on the NHS in Scotland

One kidney cancer treatment and two lung cancer drugs have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Targeted drug trial points to potential ‘new age’ for pancreatic cancer treatment

A drug that’s designed to target weaknesses inside cancer cells can hold some advanced pancreatic cancers at bay for a short time after chemotherapy.

Immunotherapy comparable to chemo for some advanced stomach cancers

An immunotherapy drug could prove just as effective as chemotherapy in prolonging the lives of patients with advanced cancers of the stomach or food pipe.

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.

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