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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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New breast and lung cancer treatments approved in Scotland

3 new cancer treatments have now been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use on the NHS in Scotland, including 2 breast cancer treatments and 1 for lung cancer.

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New lung cancer treatment combo approved on NHS in England

A new treatment for some people with a type of non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will now be routinely available on the NHS in England, following its approval by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Immunotherapy approved for some people with advanced melanoma in England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended the use of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for some adults in England with a type of advanced melanoma skin cancer.

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Three cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

Three new cancer drugs have been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for routine use in Scotland, two for non small cell lung cancer and one for Hodgkin lymphoma, but a fourth has been rejected.

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Immunotherapy approved for some people with oesophageal cancer on NHS in England

The immunotherapy drug nivolumab (Opdivo) has been made available for some people in England with oesophageal cancer, in what has been described as a ‘step change’ for people with this cancer.

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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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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 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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Cancer Research UK spin-out gets US approval to trial unique T-cell therapy

Cancer Research UK’s spin-out, GammaDelta Therapeutics, has been given approval to trial its unique T-cell therapy in the US.  

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