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Resurrecting stalled cancer drugs

Category: Science Blog April 30, 2014

What happens when the development of a potential new drug stalls? Read how our Clinical Development Partnership scheme is giving some drugs a second chance.

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Scheme for early access to drugs is a step in the right direction

Category: Science Blog March 14, 2014

The Early Access to Medicines scheme launching in April is great news for cancer patients, but what more could be done?

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Public consultation on the Medical Innovation Bill

Category: Science Blog March 11, 2014

The Medical Innovation Bill proposes new legislation on innovation in bringing forward new medical treatments. We’re responding to the public consultation.

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We need to get new drugs to patients faster, but how?

Category: Science Blog December 11, 2013

The research community and the government want to speed up how quickly cancer patients can access new drugs – we discuss the latest thinking.

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Health Committee report: we need decisions on cancer drugs

Category: Science Blog January 16, 2013

Today, the Health Committee – a cross-party group of MPs appointed to scrutinise the Department of Health’s policies – published a report on its inqu...

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Abiraterone available across the UK… finally!

Category: Science Blog August 13, 2012

We’re delighted with today’s news that abiraterone will be available for men with advanced prostate cancer on the NHS in Scotland. This is fantastic for Sco...

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Podcast: Curry chemical on trial, death rates fall, ASCO conference highlights and more

Category: Science Blog June 18, 2012

This month, a new trial looks at the cancer-fighting properties of the curry chemical curcumin, while we take a look at the reasons why cancer deaths in middle ...

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