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Patients living with a specific type of leukaemia will have access to a new immunotherapy treatment on the NHS in England.
One kidney cancer treatment and two lung cancer drugs have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.
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.
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.
Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy extended the lives of pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer in a clinical trial.