News reports

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

New treatment option for certain leukaemia patients in Scotland

A targeted combination treatment for patients with a specific type of blood cancer will soon be available on the NHS in Scotland.

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.

Makeup of bacteria in pancreatic tumours linked to survival

US researchers have found a link between the makeup of bacteria in the tumours of people with pancreatic cancer and how long they live.

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aspirin for more than two years could reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch syndrome, according to new draft guidance from NICE.

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