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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

Scottish Medicines Consortium says yes to chemotherapy-free leukaemia treatment

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved a new chemotherapy-free treatment option for some adults with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

First ‘targeted’ bowel cancer treatment combo approved for NHS use in England 

The first chemotherapy-free drug combination for people with a rare type of bowel cancer has been approved for NHS use in England.  

Chemotherapy free treatment for leukaemia given the green light for NHS in England

A new combination of targeted treatments will now be available for some adults with leukaemia on the NHS in England.

Rare bowel cancer treatment combo gets initial no for NHS use in England  

A drug combination for people with a rare type of bowel cancer has received an initial rejection from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets the green light for NHS use in England 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended a new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Targeted treatment for leukaemia approved on NHS in England 

The targeted drug gilteritinib is now recommended for some adults with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) on the NHS in England.  

Targeted drug improves survival for children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma

New clinical trial results show that adding rituximab to standard chemotherapy could improve survival for some children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Breast and ovarian cancer drug effective in advanced prostate cancer

A targeted cancer drug, already licensed for treating some breast and ovarian cancers, is found to be effective for some men with advanced prostate cancer.

Three new treatment options approved for NHS use in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted 3 new cancer treatments for NHS use in Scotland

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets an initial ‘no’ for NHS use in England

A new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has not been recommended for NHS use in England. 

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