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Breast cancer sufferers in Scotland have been denied routine access to an "innovative treatment" that is available to patients south of the border. Campaigners branded the move the "ultimate postcode lottery" after the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recommended the drug Perjeta - also known as pertusumab - not be accepted…
Health authorities with the best ideas for stopping potential cancer patients "bouncing between GPs and hospitals" are to be given a share of a £200 million funding pot. NHS England has made the funds available to regional Cancer Alliances to help find innovative ways to diagnose the disease earlier and…
The First Minister has announced an extra £2.5 million to improve cancer care for children and young people in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon made the pledge as she opened the Teenage Cancer Trust's ninth international conference in Edinburgh. The event, which also marks the first Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer…
Researchers investigating the emotional impact of cancer are looking for people affected by the disease to take part in an international study. Led by researchers at the University of Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health, the research is being conducted in collaboration with academics from Queen’s University of…
The family of a teenager who shared her hard-fought battle against cancer in a series of inspirational video blogs is launching a charity in her memory. Charlotte Eades died in February, a week after her 19th birthday, from glioblastoma, a rare and rapidly-spreading form of brain cancer dubbed "the Terminator".…
Health officials are to update dozens of out-of-date cancer machines. NHS England has announced it will be ploughing £130 million to update radiotherapy machines that have passed their sell-by date. Cancer Research UK said the investment in state-of-the-art machines would "change the face of cancer treatment" across England. But it…
Palliative care is often thought of as care in the last days or hours of life but in reality it can be offered to anyone with a life limiting illness to support them throughout their disease journey. Four years ago, Lancaster University were part of a European consortium awarded a…
Almost nine out of 10 NHS groups are failing cancer patients, with low rates of diagnosis and treatment, new ratings show. Data from NHS England reveals that the vast majority of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England are performing poorly when it comes to diagnosing patients quickly, ensuring they get…
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