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The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

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Second breast cancer treatment combo added to England's Cancer Drugs Fund

Some patients with advanced breast cancer will now have access to a new drug combo on the NHS in England – after the NICE reversed its initial decision

News digest – sugary drinks, vagina bacteria, NHS info through Amazon’s Alexa and ‘War in the Blood’

In the news this week: a potential link between sugary drinks and cancer and the NHS teams up with Amazon Alexa to provide accessible health information.

Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

Three new cancer treatments available for NHS patients in Scotland

A breast cancer drug and two blood cancer treatments have been recommended for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Santa makes an off-duty summer appearance to surprise children with cancer

Ollie, Connor & Kyna attended the Cancer Research UK kids & teens star awards party after missing out on Christmas due to treatment.

News digest – obesity, drug decisions, NHS waiting times and a cancer killing virus

In the news this week: obesity responsible for more cases of some cancers than smoking and a trio of NHS drug decisions.

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.

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

Cancer Research UK forms collaboration with SV Health Investors to accelerate development of cancer medicines

Cancer Research UK announces a strategic partnership with SV Health Investors focused on the development of new cancer medicines for patients.

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