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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.

ASCO 2021 news: follow-up treatments pave the way

One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Usually located in Chicago, researchers and clinicians around the world met virtually this year to present the latest in cancer research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. Here’s a flavour of the some of the top research presented.

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New hormone treatment for advanced prostate cancer made available in England

Hormone treatment enzalutamide will now be offered as an alternative combined treatment option for some adults with prostate cancer on the NHS in England.

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Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

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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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