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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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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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Different challenges, same determination: how we’re tackling children’s and young people’s cancers

Through our new research strategy, we’re determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

This entry is part 18 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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“What’s happening to make treatments better and less horrible?”– Alyssa’s story

When she was four, Alyssa was diagnosed with cancer. Here, she and her mom Angela tell her story.

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 3

We speak to Amanda Watson, research nurse on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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