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New hope for some advanced bowel cancer patients, after NICE approves drug on the NHS
A new bowel cancer drug, which can double progression-free survival time for some people with advanced bowel cancer, has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for patients…
New combination treatment for advanced bowel cancer patients in Scotland
Today the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announce their final recommendation for a new treatment combination for people living in Scotland, who are diagnosed with a rare form of bowel cancer.
New safer surgery developed for rectal cancer patients
A new, less invasive treatment for early-stage rectal cancer patients has been developed which is safer than standard major surgery. It’s hoped this will give patients a better quality of life.
One in five bowel cancer patients are diagnosed in an emergency setting, new National Bowel Cancer Audit finds
A fifth of bowel cancer patients continue to be diagnosed with the disease in A&E or another emergency setting, a new report for England and Wales has revealed.
Scottish Government announces new action plan for cancer services
The Scottish Government has announced it will invest up to £114.5 million for cancer patients, to ensure they have equal access to care regardless of where they live in the country.
COVID-19 vaccine to be available for bowel cancer patients from next year
The Government has accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for use.
Camera the size of a pill that could help detect bowel cancer is rolled out in Scotland
A new procedure using tiny cameras inside a pill to help detect bowel cancer has been launched in Tayside, Scotland.
NHS to pilot blood test that detects more than 50 cancers
A blood test that can spot more than 50 types of cancer, including bowel cancer, will be piloted by the NHS.
Thousands of people in Northern Ireland waiting more than six months for endoscopy tests
Thousands of people in Northern Ireland are waiting more than six months for tests that can help to diagnose bowel cancer, according to figures published today by the country’s Department of Health.