NHS England announces groundbreaking new personalised therapy for children with cancer

NHS patients to benefit from Europe’s first full access deal on breakthrough CAR-T therapy. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced today that children and young people in England will receive a groundbreaking cancer treatment, the first in what is expected to be a rapidly expanding class of personalised cancer therapies available on the […]

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NHS England strikes deal on new NICE recommended lung cancer immunotherapy drug

NHS chief Simon Stevens has today announced that NHS England has struck a deal with MSD, endorsed by NICE, to make the lung cancer drug pembrolizumab available for routine use on the NHS. New trial results show pembrolizumab extends life for certain adults with lung cancer for more than a year. Pembrolizumab is the first […]

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New ‘one stop shops’ for cancer to speed up diagnosis and save lives

New ‘one stop shops’ designed to speed-up cancer diagnosis and help save lives are being rolled out across the country. Rapid diagnostic and assessment centres are being piloted in ten areas as part of NHS England’s drive to catch cancer early and speed up diagnosis for people with cancer. Each of the centres will operate […]

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