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Around 47,700 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year, making it the most common cancer in men in the UK. It develops in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland found at the base of the bladder.

Prostate cancer treatment approved in England

Following its approval in Scotland 2 weeks ago, a new treatment will now be available on the NHS in England for some people with prostate cancer.

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Four new cancer drugs approved on NHS in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved 4 new cancer drugs for use on the NHS in Scotland to treat some lung, breast and prostate cancers.

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Prostate cancer hormone therapy not recommended for NHS in England

A hormone therapy has been rejected for some adults with newly-diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer.

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Breast and ovarian cancer drug effective in advanced prostate cancer

A targeted cancer drug, already licensed for treating some breast and ovarian cancers, is found to be effective for some men with advanced prostate cancer.

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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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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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Prostate cancer hormone therapy rejected on NHS in England

A prostate cancer drug won’t be offered on the NHS any earlier in the treatment plans of patients living with the disease in England.

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Science Snaps: revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer

This entry is part 25 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that’s found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.

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Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

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Specialist MRI scans recommended to help diagnose prostate cancer on NHS

A type of specialist MRI scan has been recommended as one of the first tests for diagnosing people with suspected prostate cancer

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