News reports

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

COVID-19 referral drop fears for lung cancer patients in Wales

Confusion over the symptoms of lung cancer and COVID-19 may be responsible for a drop in the number of people being referred for lung cancer tests in Wales.

First ‘targeted’ bowel cancer treatment combo approved for NHS use in England 

The first chemotherapy-free drug combination for people with a rare type of bowel cancer has been approved for NHS use in England.  

Four new cancer drugs approved on NHS in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved 4 new cancer drugs for use on the NHS in Scotland to treat some lung, breast and prostate cancers.

Chemotherapy free treatment for leukaemia given the green light for NHS in England

A new combination of targeted treatments will now be available for some adults with leukaemia on the NHS in England.

Cancer Research UK shops in England close during lockdown

Cancer Research UK’s 470 charity shops in England have closed for one month from 5 November, following the announcement of a national lockdown.