Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

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A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called... Read More

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

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Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80... Read More

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

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A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists. Until now, Zika has... Read More

Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

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Seren’s mother Jenny Deverell first noticed a small lump under her daughter’s ribs one morning as they ate breakfast. Doctors found two tumours which they are treating using chemotherapy. Jenny... Read More

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

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A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000 in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson MBE, who launched National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in... Read More

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

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Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a pilot scheme has shown. The Birmingham team said it had saved... Read More

Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

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A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales. Cabozantinib has the potential to switch... Read More

Spreading cancer caught on film

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan. The... Read More

Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

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Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment. The test detects cancer DNA in the... Read More

'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug

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A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal between the health service... Read More