News reports

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

Three cancer drugs cleared for NHS funding in Scotland

Three cancer drugs have been approved for patients on the NHS in Scotland, including a drug for some patients with advanced liver cancer.

Two targeted lung cancer drugs get initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients with a certain type of lung cancer will not have access to two targeted cancer drugs on the NHS in England.

Breast cancer drug combo gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients in England with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will not have access to a new drug comb, after it was given an initial no for NHS use.

Scientists use DNA-editing tool CRISPR to catalogue cancer’s weaknesses

UK scientists are putting together a list of the most promising potential cancer drug targets in one of the largest lab studies of its kind.

Immune-stimulating injection turns tumours into ‘cancer vaccine factories’ in mice

Injecting immune cell stimulants directly into a tumour could help the immune system spot and attack cancer cells, according to new research in mice.

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