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Cancer target missed for 55,000 patients over 6 years

In the last 6 years, almost 55,000 cancer patients should have been diagnosed quicker or started their treatment sooner, according…

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Precision drug slows progression of advanced breast cancer

Patients taking the drug trastuzumab deruxecan were 72% less likely to see their cancer grow significantly or to die than those on an existing breast cancer treatment.

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Combining existing drugs improves prostate cancer survival

Adding abiraterone to standard hormone therapy improves survival for men with high-risk prostate cancer, according to findings presented at the ESMO conference.

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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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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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Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far

Right now there isn’t enough reliable evidence to prove that any form of cannabis can effectively treat cancer in patients.

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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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