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Women and their families caught up in the breast screening failure have demanded answers as to how hundreds of patients may have had their lives cut short. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched an independent review after he revealed a computer error dating back to 2009 meant many women aged…
Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care and shared this experience suggesting that everyone…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told MPs that officials are working to identify women living in Scotland that may be affected by a major breast cancer screening error. A "computer algorithm failure" dating back to 2009 has meant hundreds of thousands of women aged 68 to 71 were not invited…
Charities and leading doctors have reacted with dismay to the "concerning" news that a technical blunder meant nearly half a million women were not invited to their final breast cancer screening. Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs that a "serious failure" in the screening programme meant an…
A breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women may have led to hundreds of lives being cut short, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed. Mr Hunt told the Commons that a "computer algorithm failure" dating back to 2009 had meant many women aged 68 to 71 were not invited to…
British scientists have been equipped with a new warchest to fight one of cancer's most complex and lethal killers. An £18 million fund is now available to "ambitious" groups studying brain tumours in a bid to transform Britain into a world-leading research country, Cancer Research UK said on Tuesday. Dr…
A terminally ill man is to begin an Appeal Court challenge against a "blanket ban" on assisted dying. Motor neurone disease sufferer Noel Conway, who says he feels "entombed" by his illness, is fighting a legal battle for the right to a "peaceful and dignified" death. The 68-year-old retired lecturer…
Chemotherapy for one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer can be personalised and improved with genetic testing, new research suggests. Women with aggressive "triple-negative" disease fare much better on a non-standard chemotherapy drug if they have inherited BRCA gene mutations, the results show. Currently most patients with this type…
Cancer researchers in the UK are to benefit from an app which crunches data while smartphone owners sleep. The DreamLab app, developed by the Vodafone Foundation, uses the collective power of a network of phones to analyse huge amounts of information in a much shorter space of time. The technology…
Specialist cancer nurses are being "run ragged", with high vacancy rates meaning patients may not be receiving the level of specialist care they need, a report has suggested. Macmillan Cancer Support said there is a "startlingly broad variation" in the number of specialist cancer nurses in some parts of England…
A cancer patient caught up in the Windrush scandal will be granted indefinite leave to remain, Labour MP Chuka Umunna has revealed. But he described the man's treatment by the Home Office as "cruel and degrading". Albert Thompson - not his real name - was told he had to pay…
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…
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