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  1. Green light for leukaemia drug after price cut

    25th November 2016 – Leukaemia drug ibrutinib is set to be approved for routine use on the NHS in England and Wales for some people with the disease. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says it follows a decision by the manufacturer, Janssen, to offer a discount on the full

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  2. Teenage girl wins right to cryonic preservation

    18th November 2016 – A terminally ill 14-year-old has won a legal battle to have her body cryogenically frozen in the hope that she will one day be revived and able to continue her life. The girl, from the London area, known only as JS in the High Court, was diagnosed last year with a rare form of c

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  3. Discount helps breast cancer drug win NHS approval

    A drug which blocks tumour growth in breast cancer patients is set for routine NHS use after the manufacturer offered a price discount. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending pertuzumab, which is also known by its brand name Perjeta, as a treatment option for ar

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  4. Two cancer drugs set for NHS approval

    10th November 2016 – Two cancer drugs are set for approval for routine use on the NHS in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says the draft guidance is part of its programme to look again at treatments that were listed on England's Cancer Drugs Fund before it was re

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  5. Breast cancer: 'Check for more than lumps'

    8th November 2016 – Women should be aware of a range of symptoms that might indicate breast cancer and not rely solely on feeling a lump in their breast, according to new preliminary research. A research team led by University College London (UCL) found that around 1 in 6 women (17%) seek medical ad

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  6. Breast cancer drug set for NHS approval

    3rd November 2016 – A drug that can extend the lives of some women with breast cancer by around 3 months is set to be approved for use on the NHS in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has changed its stance on eribulin after fresh evidence emerged of its effectiven

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  7. 14 cancer symptoms women ignore

    There are over 200 different types of cancer and many possible signs and symptoms. It's a good idea to get to know your body and what's normal for you, to help you spot any unusual or persistent changes that could be signs of cancer. "In general, you should see your GP about any changes in your body

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  8. 4 in 5 support dogs diagnosing diseases

    10th October 2016 -- More than 4 out of 5 people are happy for specially trained dogs to help doctors diagnose conditions like cancer or Parkinson's disease, according to a survey. Dogs already have an established role in healthcare – from guide dogs helping people who can't see get around, to speci

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  9. 10 year cervical screening 'safe for some women'

    5th October 2016 – Some women could safely go up to 10 years between cervical screening, a new study suggests. Researchers in the Netherlands say the move would rely on tailoring screening to an individual's risk. Women in the UK are currently invited for cervical screening every 3 years from the ag

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  10. Cancer care missing targets in 8 out of 10 areas

    5th October 2016 – More than 8 in 10 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England need to improve if they are going to meet targets for providing world class cancer care by 2020, according to an NHS review. CCGs control millions of pounds of NHS money which they use to commission local health ser

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