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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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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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First treatment approved in England for advanced bile duct cancer

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.

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ASCO 2021 news: follow-up treatments pave the way

One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Here’s a flavour of the some of the top research presented.

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Three new cancer drugs approved for NHS in Scotland

The three latest SMC decisions will provide new treatment options for some adults with non small cell lung cancer, multiple myeloma and a rare type of lymphoma.

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NICE approves new maintenance treatment for ovarian cancer

A new targeted treatment has been recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence for some adults with ovarian cancer.

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Scottish Medicines Consortium says yes to chemotherapy-free leukaemia treatment

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved a new chemotherapy-free treatment option for some adults with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

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First ‘targeted’ bowel cancer treatment combo approved for NHS use in England 

The first chemotherapy-free drug combination for people with a rare type of bowel cancer has been approved for NHS use in England.  

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Chemotherapy free treatment for leukaemia given the green light for NHS in England

A new combination of targeted treatments will now be available for some adults with leukaemia on the NHS in England.

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New drug targeting high-risk children’s cancer is ready for trials

A new drug that has passed safety tests in adults is likely to be effective against the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

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