Global Cancer News

Targeted ovarian cancer drug made available to more people on NHS in England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made olaparib (Lynparza), a targeted cancer drug, more widely available for people with ovarian cancer on the NHS in England. Trial results have shown that olaparib, which stops cancer…

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Blood test can quickly match advanced breast cancer patients to targeted treatments

A blood test can help identify rare mutations in advanced breast cancer, which may enable patients to access effective treatments more quickly in the future, Cancer Research UK scientists have found. As part of the plasmaMATCH clinical trial,…

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Our biggest cancer news stories of 2019

2019 was a year jam packed with brilliant progress and new challenges for cancer research. Here are some of the top stories of the year: Re-writing the breast cancer rulebook, A cancer breath test enters trials, three new teams take on some of the biggest challenges in cancer research, tracking cancer evolution…

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First-in-human trial for new lung cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Research UK and Vaccitech Oncology Limited (VOLT), announced Wednesday that a new partnership to bring a novel immunotherapeutic vaccine strategy to patients with lung cancer. The vaccine treatment developed by VOLT, a strategic collaboration between Vaccitech…

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News digest – prostate cancer MRI trial, drug delivery, cancer ‘cures’ on Facebook and weight loss

New headlines on cancer research: -A prostate cancer MRI trial is in progress -Treatment that delivers drugs straight to tumor given for the first time -WHO approves cheap copy of common breast cancer drug -Facebook…

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