Following a price deal between the NHS and Swiss drugs firm Novartis in September 2018, the drug Kymriah has now been made available for CAR-T Cell treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in paediatric and young adult patients. This offers hope for children who have exhausted all other treatment options.…Details
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NHS England propose to spend £70m rolling out lung cancer tests from mobile clinics in supermarket car parks and hospitals over the next four years. The aim of this latest initiative is to catch lung cancer early enough to improve survival chances and those areas in England which have the highest death rates from…Details
A modified version of the cervical screening test could soon be rolled out by the NHS in the UK which would cut the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer by up to a fifth. Some 3,000 women in the UK and 13,000 in USA are presently diagnosed with the disease each year, while some…Details
A Manchester Biomedical Research centre study has shown that annual Breast Cancer screening for younger women aged 35-39 with a family history of Breast Cancer would effectively detect incipient and cancerous tumours earlier and thus save lives. The numbers of breast cancers discovered in the study led by Professor Gareth Evans were significant. The charity…Details
The University of Manchester Viral Oncology Research Laboratories are working on developing a new diagnostic procedure for Childhood Leukaemia with support from Caring Cancer Trust’s Stopcancer funding programme. A problem with modern medicine is that tests for most infectious agents are only given on the basis of symptoms. However, it is well known that some…Details
Your immune system is there to fight off infections and diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and bone marrow. Immunotherapy drug treatment can either help the body’s immune system to fight cancer either directly, or generally stimulate the immune system…Details