News reports

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

Drug combination boosts kidney cancer survival in trials

Combining a targeted cancer drug with an immunotherapy extends the lives of advanced kidney cancer patients, according to two clinical trials.

Double NHS decision for CAR T cell immunotherapy in Scotland

Two cancer immunotherapies have been reviewed for NHS use in Scotland as a treatment for some patients with aggressive blood cancer.

Lung cancer treatment combo given initial NHS ‘no’ in England

A treatment combination has been provisionally rejected for people with certain types of lung cancer on the NHS in England.

NHS to roll out mobile lung cancer scanning across England

Lung cancer scanning trucks will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the country in a drive to detect the disease earlier.

HPV cervical screening test switch ‘effective’, says pilot study

Testing for HPV infection as the first step in analysing cervical screening samples is practical and more sensitive than the current programme

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