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

Specialist MRI scans recommended to help diagnose prostate cancer on NHS

A type of specialist MRI scan has been recommended as one of the first tests for diagnosing people with suspected prostate cancer

Immunotherapy combo not approved for advanced kidney cancer patients on the NHS

People with a certain type of advanced kidney cancer will not be able to have a combination of two immunotherapy drugs on the NHS in England.

Immunotherapy drug made available for some NHS patients with advanced skin cancer after surgery

An immunotherapy drug will be made available to some patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer on the NHS in England.

Targeted cancer drug made available for some NHS liver cancer patients

A targeted cancer drug will now be available for some adults with advanced liver cancer on the NHS.

Cancer survival in England still lagging behind other countries

A lack of improvement in early diagnosis rates means cancer survival in England continues to lag behind leading countries, a new report reveals.