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Transforming optimism: finding new ways to treat rare cancers

We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some patients with secondary CNS lymphoma.

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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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NHS patients among first to access new CAR T cell therapy for lymphoma

Lymphoma patients in England are among the first in the world to be offered new CAR T cell therapy.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets the green light for NHS use in England 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended a new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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New treatment for rare blood cancer approved for NHS use in England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the drug brentuximab vedotin on the NHS in England.

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Targeted drug improves survival for children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma

New clinical trial results show that adding rituximab to standard chemotherapy could improve survival for some children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment gets an initial ‘no’ for NHS use in England

A new combination therapy for adults with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has not been recommended for NHS use in England. 

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‘Chemotherapy-free’ treatment for lymphoma made available for NHS use in England

New ‘chemotherapy-free’ treatment for follicular lymphoma approved for NHS use in England.

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Hormone therapy now available for newly diagnosed prostate cancer in Scotland 

A hormone therapy has been approved for NHS use in Scotland for some people with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer for the first time.  

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CAR T cell immunotherapy now available through NHS Scotland for some adults with lymphoma

A personalised immunotherapy treatment will now be available in Scotland for some adults living with an aggressive form of lymphoma.

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