Cancer in the News

The articles featured below include news about, or mention of, cancer, including cancer research, generally. There is information about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survival rates and research into many aspects of cancer and its prevention and treatment.

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Report that 50% of cancer patients survive at least 10 years

50% (Half) of cancer patients diagnosed in England and Wales now survive for at least 10 years according to a recent statistical study by Cancer Research UK.

29 Apr '14 | Cancer | UK

New approach to treat ovarian cancer

Laboratory studies of ovarian tumour tissue indicate that reducing HS6STs leads to a reduction in tumour growth. This cancer research study may eventually lead to new and more effective treatments ...

Discovery expected to help medics treat ALK lung cancers

Scientists have discovered the structure of an abnormal protein called the EML 1 protein, which plays a key role in ALK lung cancers, particularly aggressive forms of lung cancer. Researchers are n...

24 Mar '14 | Lung Cancer | Leicester, UK

Canada to increase labelling requirements for tanning beds

The Canadian federal government has finalized new regulations that require stronger health warning labels to be displayed on sunbed (also called tanning beds) and related equipment. The labels warn...

26 Feb '14 | Sunbeds | Canada

Global cancer death count 50% higher in men than women

Of approx. 8 million cancer deaths globally per year, more than 4.6 million men die from cancer each year, while approx. 3.5 million women die from cancer each year. Therefore global cancer death r...

14 Feb '14 | Cancer News

Study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk

A recent study suggests that women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20%. Further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made.

06 Feb '14 | Ovarian Cancer | USA

Trial of new treatment for neuroblastoma

Medical researchers have begun a new trial of a type of molecular radiotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, which is considered one of the deadliest childhood cancers. Although used effectively in adult...

30 Jan '14 | Cancer News | London

Double genomes associated with poor cancer survival

Unintentional DNA doubling in bowel cancer cells could predict which patients might have lower chances of survival and help to plan their treatment. Researchers have seen that genome doubling in ce...

22 Jan '14 | Cancer News

Exposure to sunlight reported to lower blood pressure

Recent research suggests that exposure of skin to sunlight can help to reduce blood pressure - thereby protecting against certain medical conditions linked to high blood pressure (hypertension)

20 Jan '14 | UK

Ethnic variations in breast cancer rates

Recent research suggests that differences in lifestyle and reproductive factors (such as number of pregnancies and duration of breastfeeding) are key to why UK breast cancer rates are lower in Sout...

08 Jan '14 | Breast Cancer | UK

Belly fat could prevent cancer killing cells from doing their job

Recent research conducted in Ireland has revealed that carrying excess fat on the waistline could prevent cancer killing cells, a type of white blood cells called T-cells, from performing their fun...

05 Dec '13 | Cancer | Ireland

Assisted conception cancer risk ?

UK fertility organization welcomes recent US study indicating no increased risk of cancer to children born as a result of assisted reproduction treatment. This may reassure patients considering wh...

06 Nov '13 | Pregnancy | UK

Adult survivors of childhood cancer - depression risk

The majority of adult survivors of childhood cancer do not suffer long-term mental health effects according to a recent study. However, a proportion, of the order of 10-20 percent of survivors may ...

04 Sep '13 | Cancer News

Cervical cancer screening for all women in Uganda

Cervical cancer is a major cause of death from cancer among women in Uganda with over 2,400 women dying from the disease, and over 3,500 diagnosed with it, each year. Cervical cancer screening is t...

06 Aug '13 | Cervical Cancer | Uganda

Scent device to detect bladder cancer

Cancer researchers have developed and built a device called ODOREADER that contains a sensor that responds to chemicals in gas emitted from urine. This device correctly assigned 100% of cancer pati...

09 Jul '13 | Bladder Cancer | England

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