News reports

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

Advanced ovarian cancer treatment approved for Cancer Drugs Fund

A targeted treatment for advanced ovarian cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and will be paid for by the Cancer Drugs Fund.

New batch of treatment decisions for NHS Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has made decisions on five new cancer treatments, including a personalised blood cancer immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy for triple negative breast cancer gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

An immunotherapy treatment for triple negative breast cancer has been provisionally rejected for NHS use in England.

Two lung cancer drugs approved and one rejected for NHS Scotland

Two lung cancer drugs have been made available through NHS Scotland while another drug has been rejected.

CAR T cell immunotherapy now available through NHS Scotland for some adults with lymphoma

A personalised immunotherapy treatment will now be available in Scotland for some adults living with an aggressive form of lymphoma.