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

Breast and kidney cancer drugs approved on NHS Scotland

Two new cancer treatment options have been accepted for use in Scotland for some patients living with breast and kidney cancer.

Targeted breast cancer treatment approved for NHS use in England

A new treatment for early stage breast cancer will be made available for certain patients on the NHS in England.

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.