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  1. Boost for breast cancer survival

    24th July 2015 - Bone-strengthening drugs known as bisphosphonates have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer spreading to the bones and improve breast cancer survival of postmenopausal women with early stage breast cancer, according to new research. The findings come from the Early Breast Cancer

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  2. Simple sponge could help diagnose cancer

    21st July 2015 – A sponge on a string could help detect Barrett’s oesophagus much more accurately than current methods, according to a new study in Nature Genetics. People with chronic (long term) acid reflux sometimes develop a disease known as Barrett’s oesophagus. This puts them at risk of develo

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  3. Taskforce sets out cancer plan for England

    20th July 2015 - The vast majority of NHS patients in England should get the results of cancer tests within 4 weeks of being referred by their GP by 2020, under plans by the Independent Cancer Taskforce. The proposal is part of a series of measures designed to help an extra 30,000 patients each year

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  4. Making chemo more effective

    14th July 2015 - A new drug could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy by blocking a protein that protects cancer cells, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Cancer Cell. Chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes are used to treat a variety of cancers, incl

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  5. Warning to older women over breast cancer symptoms

    13th July 2015 - Many older women aged 70 and over are unaware that symptoms of breast cancer may involve more than just finding a lump in their breast, according to a survey. Around 30% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer report a symptom other than a lump. However, research by Public Health

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  6. 1 in 3 worry about talking to someone with cancer

    7th July 2015 - More than a third of people say they lack the confidence to give a relative or friend with cancer the emotional support they might need, says a leading charity. Macmillan Cancer Support is issuing advice to people to encourage them to speak to anyone they know with cancer to help the

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  7. Women's lung cancer cases highest ever

    1st July 2015 - More women in the UK are being diagnosed with lung cancer, the highest numbers since records began. Although smoking rates overall are falling, this isn’t being reflected yet in women's lung cancer. Cancer Research UK has been analysing the latest UK lung cancer statistics from 2012.

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  8. Insecticide lindane 'causes cancer'

    24th June 2015 – An insecticide that was used in some treatments for headlice and scabies has been found to cause cancer by a specialised agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Lindane, otherwise known as gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane, was once used extensively for insect control in agricultur

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  9. New cancer strategy 'could save 5,000 lives'

    23rd June 2015 - Around 5,000 lives could be saved in England each year if GPs adopt new guidelines on diagnosing cancer, drawn up by the health watchdog, NICE. The new strategy emphasises the need to help as many people as possible get an early diagnosis, which is known to increase the chances of r

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  10. Call for cervical cancer screening after 65

    15th June 2015 – A health research academic is calling for cervical cancer screening to be made available to women over the age of 65 after research showed that cases of the disease are increasing among older women. A review led by Sue Sherman, senior lecturer in psychology at Keele University, foun

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