Cancer

A record year for people receiving lifesaving NHS cancer checks

Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks over the last 12 months – the highest year on record – up by over a tenth on the 2.4 million people referred before the pandemic. NHS cancer chiefs continue to urge people to come forward as the latest data shows that record numbers of people […]

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Celebrities join forces with the NHS to encourage cancer checks

Famous faces have come out in support of a new, first of its kind NHS campaign aimed at tackling fears and concerns about cancer. Former boxer Johnny Nelson, Love Islander Demi Jones and celebrity builder Tommy Walsh have all taken part in the new film, outlining their own experiences of cancer and encouraging people to […]

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NHS fast tracks new ‘gamechanging’ drug for lung cancer

A targeted new drug for a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer will be fast-tracked to eligible patients within weeks, thanks to a deal brokered by NHS England. Patients in England will be the first in Europe to access Mobocertinib – the only precision drug available to patients with a mutation-driven, advanced form of […]

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NHS seeks views on proposed new standards for cancer

The NHS is today launching a consultation on proposed new standards that will help diagnose more cancers earlier and save more lives. Developed with clinical leaders, the proposals – supported by NHS staff as well as patient groups and cancer charities – aim to simplify and update cancer standards, based on the recommendations of the […]

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