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Large swathes of people have "mythical" beliefs when it comes to the causes of cancer, a new study suggests. Members of the public incorrectly identify stress, food additives, genetically modified foods and electromagnetic fields as causes of cancer. Meanwhile, people had poor awareness of a number of known cancer risk…
Only one in seven women who are at high risk of breast cancer are taking a preventative drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that six in seven women with a family history of breast cancer opt out of taking tamoxifen as a preventative medication. In 2013, the National Institute…
‘Cancer Caring Coping’ is a new online resource created by cancer caregivers for cancer caregivers. It is based on research by Dr Olinda Santin from Queen’s University Belfast, who found that cancer caregivers have poorer health compared to caregivers of other chronic conditions. The project, led by Queen’s University Belfast…
Health officials have reversed a decision over whether a genetic test for breast cancer patients should be used by the NHS. The Oncotype DX test was provisionally rejected for use in January, despite having previously been recommended for certain women. The test helps to predict the risk of breast cancer…
Tessa Jowell urged MPs to "keep fighting the good fight" to improve cancer treatment during an emotional Commons debate. Tears were shed and applause rang out in the chamber for the former cabinet minister following more than two hours of praise from all sides over her campaigning to help people…
Dame Tessa Jowell "feels a deep sense of responsibility" to give a voice to patients and pave the way for other cancer sufferers, her daughter has said. Jess Mills said she was inspired by her mother's "ferocious sense of mission", as the Labour peer became the first patient to donate…
The family of a "bubbly" and "loving" grandmother say the answer to their desperate search for a stem cell donor to save her life probably lies in the Jewish community. Hilary Levinson, 62, from Leeds, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in September last year and has been told…
Weaknesses in prostate cancer that could be targeted by drugs have been identified by scientists, in the most comprehensive study of its kind. An international team, led by the Institute of Cancer Research in London, analysed genetic information from the tumours of nearly a thousand patients, and found 80 potential…
A new "state-of-the-art" cancer research facility will be built at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, on a site which was devastated by fire. The blaze started on the roof of the Paterson building, home to the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, on April 26 last year, causing significant structural damage.…
Theresa May has set out plans to help ensure that prostate cancer patients are "treated earlier and faster". The Prime Minister has pledged £75 million towards clinical trials for the disease which will focus on improving early diagnosis and survival rates as well as exploring options for different treatments for…
New "one-stop shops" to speed up cancer diagnosis are being trialled across the country for the first time. GPs can refer patients suffering from "vague" symptoms including unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain and fatigue to assessment centres, to undergo multiple tests for different cancers. The initiative aims to ensure a…
BBC newsreader George Alagiah said his cancer was caught "very late" and may have been detected earlier if England had similar screening procedures to Scotland. The 62-year-old presenter, who lives in London, discovered his stage four bowel cancer had returned before Christmas. In Scotland both men and women are automatically…
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