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

Cancer drug approved for NHS use in England gives some multiple myeloma patients another option

A drug has been made available on the NHS in England for adults with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma who cannot receive standard treatment.

Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

An immunotherapy for some patients with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some women with breast cancer have been approved for NHS Scotland.

Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests.

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.

Postmenopausal women who used to smoke 'at lower risk of bladder cancer' than smokers, says study

Stopping smoking leaves postmenopausal women at a lower risk of bladder cancer than those who continue to smoke, new research confirms.

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