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  1. Prostate cancer drug cabazitaxel u-turn

    22nd April 2016 - A prostate cancer drug rejected for NHS funding in England on cost grounds is to be made available after a new discount was agreed with the manufacturer. Although cabazitaxel (Jevtana) didn’t have routine approval, it was available through the Cancer Drugs Fund. It will now be move

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  2. Alcohol and processed meat link to stomach cancer

    21st April 2016 - An analysis from the World Cancer Research Fund has found "strong evidence" that alcohol and processed meats can cause stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is the 16th most common cancer in the UK with around 7,100 cases in 2013. It is more common in men than women. Only around a fifth o

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  3. Aspirin 'helps cancer survival after treatment'

    21st April 2016 - Taking low-dose aspirin after cancer treatment can help improve survival by up to 20%, according to a Cardiff University's School of Medicine analysis. Although other studies have suggested aspirin has cancer-fighting properties, regular aspirin use can cause internal bleeding, so

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  4. Big increase in womb cancer linked to obesity

    13th April 2016 - As the number of obese women has risen, so too has the number of women with cancer of the uterus (womb). New statistics show that obesity has helped to fuel a 54% increase of womb cancer rates in UK women in the last two decades. Cancer Research UK has released statistics that show

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  5. New imaging test could help cancer drug treatment

    11th April 2016 - A promising new imaging technique could show doctors within days whether or not their cancer medication is working, and it has been tested on a cancer patient in the UK for the first time. Scientists at Addenbrooke's Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals, have started a

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  6. Singing may help cancer patients and carers

    5th April 2016 - As well as reducing stress and improving mood, singing in a choir for just one hour can boost immune system activity in cancer patients, according to a study. With growing evidence that social activities such as music therapy sessions can have positive mental health benefits for peo

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  7. Wales approves liver cancer drug sorafenib

    5th April 2016 -- The liver cancer drug sorafenib is to be made available in Wales after being rejected by England's medicines advisor on cost grounds. That rejection was criticised by cancer charities at the time. Sorafenib is the only medicine licensed to treat the most common form of liver cancer

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  8. Evening snacks may increase risk of breast cancer return

    1st April 2016 -- Snacking late into the evening has been linked with a higher risk of breast cancer returning in a new study. US researchers say breast cancer recurrence was higher in women who had a gap of less than 13 hours between their last meal at night and breakfast the next morning - in effe

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  9. Should men in their 40s get prostate cancer test?

    30th March 2016 - Prostate cancer tests should be available to younger men, a panel of experts has concluded. The clinicians say men who have a higher than average risk of prostate cancer should be entitled to testing from the age of 45, rather than the current Public Health England (PHE) guidance w

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  10. Bowel cancer: Families face 'hidden anguish'

    29th March 2016 - Family and friends of people with bowel cancer face "hidden anguish" because they are unable to access support, says a charity. New research has found that bowel cancer affects loved ones hard - leading to family break ups, sleepless nights, fear, loneliness and guilt, according to

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