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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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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.

News digest – discount junk food deals, lung cancer immunotherapy, cigarettes and wine

In this week’s news: new research asks, ‘how many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ and special offers fuel obese shoppers.

Cigarettes and alcohol: should we be communicating cancer risk in terms of cigarettes smoked?

Research today asked: ‘How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ But how these stats might now affect the way people view drinking remains to be seen.

Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

Lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS patients in England

An immunotherapy drug will be made available on the NHS in England for certain people with lung cancer.

Cancer Research UK, LifeArc and Ono Pharma form cancer immunotherapy alliance

New immunotherapy drug targets for cancer will be progressed through a multimillion-pound drug discovery alliance announced today.

Special offers fuel obese shoppers

Shoppers whose supermarket trolleys are stacked with food and drink offered on special promotions have more than a 50% increased chance of being obese.

News digest – hot tea, cancer doctor shortages, junk food ad ban proposals and baby Grady  

In this week’s news: headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details and Government proposes junk food ad watershed.

Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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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