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Cancer operation cancelled - with only one day's notice

A cancer patient from Leeds has revealed how his complex robotic operation was cancelled - because of a shortage of hospital beds. Andrew Claridge says he was told in an email that the life saving procedure had to be postponed for weeks - because Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand. Victoria Whittam talks to Andrew and the vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons Ian Eardley.



Ground-breaking ceremony for cancer centre

A ground-breaking ceremony is being held this afternoon for the new £9 million Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Preparatory work is due to start shortly on the centre, which will see all the hospital's cancer services under one roof and helping to provide a purpose-built facility and comfortable environment within which patients can continue to receive top quality care.

Revolutionary new cancer drug developed in Leeds

A revolutionary new cancer drug designed by researchers in Leeds could change the way the disease is treated.

What makes it different is this drug doesn't require chemotherapy - it's an oral drug which has today been licenced for the NHS by NICE - the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

The treatment, for leukaemia patients, could pave the way for a new methods of tackling the condition, as Victoria Whittam reports.

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