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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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Immune-stimulating injection turns tumours into ‘cancer vaccine factories’ in mice

Injecting immune cell stimulants directly into a tumour could help the immune system spot and attack cancer cells, according to new research in mice.

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Targeted lymphoma drug gets green light for NHS in England

People with a certain type of lymphoma will now have access to a targeted cancer drug, called brentuximab vedotin, on the NHS in England.

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CAR T cell immunotherapy for lymphoma rejected in Scotland

Patients living with an aggressive form of lymphoma in Scotland will not get access to a new immunotherapy treatment after it was rejected for use on the NHS.

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Double NHS decision for CAR T cell immunotherapy in Scotland

Two cancer immunotherapies have been reviewed for NHS use in Scotland as a treatment for some patients with aggressive blood cancer.

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Targeted drug not approved for certain lymphoma patients on the NHS

People with a certain type of lymphoma will not be able to receive a targeted cancer drug on the NHS in England.

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