News reports

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

NHS patients among first to access new CAR T cell therapy for lymphoma

Lymphoma patients in England are among the first in the world to be offered new CAR T cell therapy.

NICE approves new maintenance treatment for ovarian cancer

A new targeted treatment has been recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence for some adults with ovarian cancer.

Cancer Research UK appoints Professor Pamela Kearns as new Trustee

Cancer Research UK announce the appointment of Professor Pamela Kearns as a Trustee and Member.

New treatment could spare early-stage rectal cancer patients life-altering side effects

A new and less invasive treatment developed by Cancer Research UK researchers is safer than standard major surgery for early-stage rectal cancer.

Scottish Medicines Consortium says yes to chemotherapy-free leukaemia treatment

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved a new chemotherapy-free treatment option for some adults with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.