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New chemotherapy-free treatment for bowel cancer made available in Scotland

Pembrolizumab will be made available for some adults in Scotland with bowel cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body.  

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Hormone therapy gets green light for advanced prostate cancer

Adults in England with advanced hormone-sensitive prostate cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body will now have a new treatment option.

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NHS lung cancer patients in England get early access to ‘breakthrough’ cancer drug

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has approved the first-of-its-kind drug sotorasib for some people with non small cell lung cancer.

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Speaking a thousand words – how a cancer image collection is set to improve AI diagnosis

Find out how the OPTIMAM project’s mammogram collection is heralding a new dawn of machine learning based cancer detection

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Kinder and more effective – why childhood cancers need specific treatments

Dr Sally George tells us about her work on neuroblastoma and why childhood cancers really do need specific research to develop the most effective treatments.

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Can we grow the treatments of tomorrow? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series That Cancer Conversation

Find out how the chemistry inside plants can lead to life-changing drugs and how a cannabis-derived drug is part of a new trial to help people with a type of aggressive brain cancer.

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Smoking among young adults increased by 25% during first lockdown

The number of 18 to 34 year-olds in England who smoke increased by 25% in the first lockdown, according to a study published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK.

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Cancer Research UK reports record levels of investment in its spinouts

The charity’s commercial arm saw the amount of money from both internal and external sources invested in its spinouts more than double in the last year.

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The (un)usual suspects – how early detection research embraces interdisciplinary science

Meet two of the latest Primer Awardees and find out why forensic science and nanomaterials are, in fact, ideal backgrounds for cancer research

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Innovative cancer spinouts: 3 new projects get green light

The spin out companies are engineering viruses to seek and destroy cancer cells and using bacteria to break down the physical defences of tumours.

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