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More than 65,000 people are left waiting to find out if it’s cancer each month

New calculations from Cancer Research UK estimate that, on average, over 65,000 people in England are left waiting longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month.

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Immune cell count could determine whether chemotherapy is required in oropharyngeal cancer, new study finds 

A new study has found that the level of a person’s immune cells may provide an indication of whether they would benefit from chemotherapy in oropharyngeal cancer.

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New study identifies how obesity may increase the risk of developing womb cancer

Lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in BMC Medicine.

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Triple negative breast cancer drug given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy) is not being recommended by NICE for use in England as a treatment for some people with triple-negative breast cancer.

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Personalised blood test could help predict which lung cancers might return

Our researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that patients who are at a higher risk of their lung cancer returning can be identified by a personalised blood test.

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Reduction in women screened for breast cancer between 2020 and 2021, NHS report finds

A new report by NHS Digital reveals how breast screening services were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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No link between breast pain alone and cancer diagnosis, study finds

Research finds women with breast pain alone were no more to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer than women with no symptoms.

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Aromatase inhibitors cut breast cancer recurrence in younger patients

A study by Oxford University has found that aromatase inhibitors are better than tamoxifen at reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence in both younger and older women.

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Immunotherapy treatment fast tracked to treat lung cancer patients in England

Hope for patients with early-stage lung cancer as new treatment approved for use on NHS England.

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Atlantic rowing trio smash world record and raise thousands for cancer charities

A British woman with an incurable cancer has broken the world record for rowing across the Atlantic, raising thousands for Cancer Research UK.

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