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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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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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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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New drug combo for advanced breast cancer approved for NHS in England

People with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will now have routine access to a new treatment option in England.

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New option to treat advanced oesophageal cancer approved for NHS in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved the immunotherapy drug nivolumab (Opdivo) for some patients with advanced oesophageal cancer.

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Our sun safety messaging tours the UK with the NIVEA Sun Safety Roadshow

In 2012, we launched our partnership with NIVEA SUN to raise funds for research into skin cancer and raise awareness…

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Patients less likely to rate cancer care as ‘very good’ during pandemic

Almost a third of cancer patients have reported receiving worse care since COVID-19 began, according to a new survey commissioned by Cancer Research UK.

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