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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. 

Targeted Therapies

Advanced ovarian cancer drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

A targeted drug with potential to slow the progress of ovarian cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS in England.

Ovarian cancer drug will be offered earlier to NHS patients in England

A targeted drug for advanced ovarian cancer will be more widely available for certain patients on the NHS in England.

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.

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.

Precision drug combo boosts survival in younger women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy extended the lives of pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer in a clinical trial.

Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

An immunotherapy for some patients with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some women with breast cancer have been approved for NHS Scotland.

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.

Advanced breast cancer drug combo approved for NHS in England

A new drug combo has been made available to some patients with advanced breast cancer on the NHS in England.

Targeted lymphoma drug gets green light for NHS in England

People with a certain type of lymphoma will now have access to a targeted cancer drug, called brentuximab vedotin, on the NHS in England.

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