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A radical new immune therapy developed from cases of "miraculous" cancer recovery could be tested on patients as early as next year. Scientists have found a way to screen potent cancer-killing immune cells from donor blood and multiply them by the million. The neutrophil cells form part of the body's…
A new project to transform the aftercare and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors is being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University thanks to a £2.5million funding award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and…
Thousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer have been given new hope after health officials approved two new "breakthrough" drugs for NHS use. In new draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has approved palbociclib and ribociclib for widespread use in the health service in…
A cancer charity has appointed its first digital nurse to combat online "fake news" about the disease. Macmillan Cancer Support fears patients are turning to unverified websites for information that leaves them needlessly frightened and at risk of bogus cures. The charity points to one online search that brings up…
Cancer charities have urged the NHS to ensure sufferers are not affected by cyber attacks in future. Some 139 people with referrals over possible diagnosis of the disease saw appointments cancelled by May's global WannaCry attack which crippled health service computers. They were among almost 19,500 appointments lost to the…
Many cancer patients are "left to struggle" following the end of their treatment, a charity has said. Physical problems which can arise as a result of some cancer treatments such as incontinence, difficulty eating or breathlessness as well as mental health issues can mar people's recoveries, according to a new…
Thousands of women with breast cancer are still being denied 43p-a-day drugs in many parts of the country, according to a new report. Progress on tackling breast cancer is also stalling in other ways, with declining rates of women turning up for mammograms and longer waiting times for treatment, the…
Cancer waiting times are the worst for 10 years, campaigners said, as new figures showed 13% of patients who are urgently referred do not start treatment in the target time. The Scottish Government's ambition is for 95% of those who are referred because cancer is suspected to be treated within…
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