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

Lung cancer immunotherapy gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

An immunotherapy and chemotherapy combo has been rejected for some adults with small cell lung cancer on the NHS in England.

Targeted ovarian cancer drug made available to more people on NHS in England

NICE has made olaparib (Lynparza), a targeted cancer drug, more widely available for people with ovarian cancer on the NHS in England.

Targeted ovarian cancer drug made more widely available on the NHS in Scotland

A targeted cancer drug has been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland for patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer that’s responded to chemotherapy.

Bladder cancer treatment rejected for routine use on NHS in England


A treatment option for some people with bladder cancer, currently available through the CDF has been given an initial ‘no’ for routine use in England.

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.

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