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Countless women suffering from breast cancer "are having their lives shortened in front of their eyes" by the decision to withdraw a pioneering treatment from the NHS, a Labour MP has said. Siobhain McDonagh said it was a "tragedy" that women would no longer have access to Kadcyla, as she…
A "large number" of hospitals are cancelling cancer operations this winter, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons has said, revealing the extent of the NHS crisis. Clare Marx said cancer surgery was no longer protected in the health service and hospitals had been cancelling operations since the beginning…
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Health officials are to update dozens of out-of-date cancer machines.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…
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