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.
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are using innovative techniques to understand how resistance to a targeted cancer drug is unfolding.
More than 600 people in England with a form of lung cancer could benefit from the innovative drug osimertinib (Tagrisso) after its approval by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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.
The targeted drug olaparib has been approved for some people with a type of advanced prostate cancer on the NHS in Scotland.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of the drug selpercatinib (Retevmo) for some people in England with a type of advanced thyroid cancer.
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.
The spin out companies are engineering viruses to seek and destroy cancer cells and using bacteria to break down the physical defences of tumours.
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the use of pemigatinib in adults with a rare type of bile duct cancer that has continued to advance or spread after initial chemotherapy.