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Scientists have found a new way in which cells that surround pancreatic cancers in mice can help the tumours grow.
Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing.
Three cancer drugs have been approved for patients on the NHS in Scotland, including a drug for some patients with advanced liver cancer.
Patients with a certain type of lung cancer will not have access to two targeted cancer drugs on the NHS in England.
Patients in England with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will not have access to a new drug comb, after it was given an initial no for NHS use.