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

One lung cancer drug receives NHS England approval, while another is rejected

A targeted drug has been accepted for routine use on the NHS in England for some adults with untreated, advanced lung cancer.

New skin cancer immunotherapy added to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund

A new immunotherapy treatment for certain advanced skin cancer patients is to be made available on the NHS in England.

NICE U-turn opens up new treatment option for some adults with leukaemia

Patients living with a specific type of leukaemia will have access to a new immunotherapy treatment on the NHS in England.

Kidney and lung cancer drugs approved on the NHS in Scotland

One kidney cancer treatment and two lung cancer drugs have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Targeted drug trial points to potential ‘new age’ for pancreatic cancer treatment

A drug that’s designed to target weaknesses inside cancer cells can hold some advanced pancreatic cancers at bay for a short time after chemotherapy.

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