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Scots health boards miss early cancer detection target

BBC News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Scotland's health boards have fallen short of a target to increase the number of cancer cases detected early. The Scottish government's Detect Cancer Early programme aimed to increase the proportion of cancer sufferers early in the disease process by ...
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Sir Roger Moore 'heartbroken' after step-daughter dies from cancer

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Sir Roger Moore has paid tribute to his step-daughter Christina Knudsen after her death from cancer. The former Bond actor, 88, posted the news alongside photographs of her on Twitter.

No one will talk about anal cancer

The Independent - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Diagnosed in just over 8,000 people each year in the US, anal cancer is a rare disease, but its incidence has doubled over the past three decades and continues to rise at about 2 per cent each year.

NHS pours billions worth of life-saving cancer remedies down the drain every year

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
And it's an even bigger issue in the U.S. A recent study published in the BMJ reported that £1.2 billion-worth of the 20 most frequently used cancer drugs that come in glass vials, including common breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are discarded every ...
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Famed TV psychic Miss Cleo dies aged 53 after battle with cancer

Daily Mail - ‎17 hours ago‎
The TV psychic who shot to fame in the 90s thanks to her commercials advertising the popular Psychic Friends Network has passed away.
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Shannen Doherty puts on brave face amid breast cancer battle in candid photographs

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Shannen Doherty managed a brave smile on Monday as she took to social media to thank her loved ones for their support amid her breast cancer battle. The 45-year-old actress, who shaved her head head last week, described having had 'an impossibly ...
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Robots now just as good as humans at carrying out intricate cancer ops

Mirror.co.uk - ‎15 hours ago‎
Robot surgeons are just as good as skilled humans at carrying out intricate cancer operations, according to new research. A study of prostate cancer patients found those whose gland was removed by a machine were doing as well after three months as ...
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Mum who refused cancer treatment to save her baby is now battling stage 4 brain and lung cancer

Metro - ‎15 hours ago‎
But it was discovered she was also suffering from cervical cancer, and she began nine months of chemotherapy. She said: 'The doctors gave me a choice whether to carry on with the pregnancy or not and it was just horrible to make that decision.
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Train us to spot skin cancer say leading physicians

Daily Mail - ‎16 hours ago‎
Doctors are begging US health authorities to teach them how to perform skin cancer tests. The Preventive Services Task Force announced today that it doesn't have enough evidence to recommend visual screening for melanoma in patients that don't have ...
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Anti-malaria drug could make tumours easier to treat

Cancer Research UK - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
We have now started a clinical trial in Oxford to see if we can show the same results in cancer patients. We hope that this existing low cost drug will mean that resistant tumours can be re-sensitised to radiotherapy.

Money pouring in for cancer mum campaign

The Argus - ‎9 hours ago‎
MONEY has been pouring into a fundraising campaign launched to help a mother with cancer spend precious time with her daughter.
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Tattoos can cause cancer – with one colour potentially more toxic than others, study says

The Independent - ‎22 hours ago‎
Tattoos can cause cancer and mutations - and one colour is potentially more toxic than others, according to scientists. Research by the European Chemicals Agency to be published imminently is investigating possible risks associated with being inked.

National nod for cancer crusader

The Northern Echo (registration) - ‎9 hours ago‎
A MAN who has channelled the pain of cancer in his family into positive action against the disease is again in the running for a Pride of Britain Award.

ANGLE starts US ovarian cancer study

Proactive Investors UK - ‎6 hours ago‎
ANGLE PLC (LON:AGL, OTCQX:ANPCY) said it will carry out a US study on its Parsortix device, which will be used to detect ovarian cancer. The programme is being led by Dr Richard Moore at the University of Rochester Medical Center Wilmot Cancer ...
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Lung cancer drug could stop the deadly disease from spreading in breakthrough

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Researchers have discovered a new drug that could potentially stop lung cancer and detect the disease before it spreads around the body.
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Expert reveals how wearing stilettos every day could lead to cancer

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
There may also be a link between vertiginous footwear and cancer, according to a leading cancer specialist, Dr David Agus, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California.

Anguish of skin cancer campaigner Gemma Cottam after fresh scare

Liverpool Echo - ‎2 hours ago‎
She has also spoken at the Cancer Research annual ball and has hopes to one day organise a ball of her own. She said: “I've been doing lots with cancer research behind the scenes and have been running my facebook page as normal with updates.
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Brexit – what does it mean for Cancer Research UK?

Cancer Research UK (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three in four cancer patients survive their disease by 2034. Research is at the heart of our plan to realise this ambition.

Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified

The University of Manchester (press release) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy side-effects. Nearly 50% of the 1.1 ...
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