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Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called for access to the pioneering immunotherapy, which can add months to

New drug target found for ‘most common cancer in infants’

The findings may one day improve survival rates for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Researchers have identified a new target for immunotherapies that could treat and block the advancement of neuroblastoma, which is the most common form of cancer in

Could a drug that mimics a zero-carb diet help us live longer, healthier lives?

If a medication can be developed, it would amount to an extra seven to ten years of life, with benefits for overall health and memory, scientists say. Photograph: Jon Feingersh/Getty Images/Blend Images RM A drug that mimics a zero-carbohydrate diet could