News reports

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

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Lung cancer risks becoming ‘forgotten disease’ of the coronavirus pandemic  

At least 14,000 fewer people have been urgently referred for lung cancer tests since March. 

Targeted drug for lung cancer approved for NHS use in England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the drug osimertinib to treat some adults in England with untreated, advanced lung cancer.

Myeloma maintenance treatment not recommended on NHS in England

Cancer drug lenalidomide receives an initial rejection to treat some adults with myeloma following a stem cell transplant.

Rare bowel cancer treatment combo gets initial no for NHS use in England  

A drug combination for people with a rare type of bowel cancer has received an initial rejection from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.