Category “Cancer”

Researchers Test New Cancer Drugs Scanning Technique

April 12th, 2016
Researchers Test New Cancer Drugs Scanning Technique

Researchers in Cambridge are testing a new scanning technique that could help to determine the efficacy of drugs used to treat cancer. The hope is that the test will enable doctors to see how effectively a drug is working at an early stage. Research is currently underway at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and experts are hoping it […]

Prostate Cancer Drug to be Accessed Early by Patients in England

March 21st, 2016
Prostate Cancer Drug to be Accessed Early by Patients in England

Patients in England who have prostate cancer will now be given early access to a drug that can delay the need for chemotherapy. Abiraterone  has now been deemed affordable by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Previously, they had said the treatment wasn’t cost effective for the NHS until prostate cancer reaches an […]

World Cancer Day: Death Rates Down by 10 Percent in a Decade

February 4th, 2016
World Cancer Day: Death Rates Down by 10 Percent in a Decade

Figures show that rates of death from cancer in Britain have decreased by around 10 percent in the last decade. 284 in every 100,000 people died from cancer in 2013. The figure was 312 in 2003. The death rate for men decreased by 12 percent and for women 8 percent. It is thought that the […]

UK Report Predicts Link Between Rise in Cancer Cases and Obesity

January 7th, 2016
UK Report Predicts Link Between Rise in Cancer Cases and Obesity

A UK report has predicted that extra cases of cancer may be linked to increasing levels of unhealthy weights and obesity within the next 20 years. Experts say that nearly three out of four adults are likely to be obese or overweight in 2035 if the current trends continue. The report comes from the Cancer […]

Could Regular Workouts Prevent Prostate Cancer from Spreading?

January 6th, 2016
Could Regular Workouts Prevent Prostate Cancer from Spreading?

Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University are teaming up with Cancer Research UK to determine whether there is a link between frequent exercise and a lower risk of metastatic prostate cancer (prostate cancer that has spread outside of the prostate gland). Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in the UK, affecting […]

NICE Claims Breast Cancer Drug is Too Expensive for Widespread Use

November 17th, 2015
NICE Claims Breast Cancer Drug is Too Expensive for Widespread Use

A breast cancer drug known for extending lives will not be routinely available on the NHS because it is too expensive. NICE (National Institute of  Health Care and Excellence) has confirmed that Kadcyla, a drug able to extend life expectancy by around six months in patients with incurable breast cancer, will not be available for all suitable candidates in […]

Understanding Prostate Cancer

November 13th, 2015
Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer in the UK and affects more than 40,000 men each year. The prostate gland is found in males only. It is located inside the pelvis and is similar in size to a tangerine. The prostate gland is involved in the production of semen and surrounds […]

How is Oral Cancer Diagnosed?

November 6th, 2015
How is Oral Cancer Diagnosed?

Oral cancer is a form of cancer that affects the soft tissue in your throat and mouth, and is also referred to as mouth cancer. In this form of cancer, cancerous cells most commonly develop in the gums, lips, tongue and the inside of the cheeks. It is also possible for tumours to grow on […]

World Health Organisation Adds Processed Meats to Cancer Risk Factor List

October 26th, 2015
World Health Organisation Adds Processed Meats to Cancer Risk Factor List

The World Health Organisation has added processed meats to the list of carcinogens, cancer-causing substances. It joins alcohol, cigarettes and asbestos. According to a report conducted for the WHO, consuming 50 grams of processed meats per day, which equates to less than 2 rashers of bacon, increases the risk of developing cancer. Experts suggest that […]

Cancer Research UK Offers £100m to Researchers Looking to Fight Cancer

October 13th, 2015
Cancer Research UK Offers £100m to Researchers Looking to Fight Cancer

One of the UK’s leading cancer charities is offering £100 million worth of funding for researchers to come up with new ways of battling the deadly disease. Cancer Research UK has outlined seven key areas that represent the most important unanswered queries associated with cancer and the money will be available to international researchers. The programme will […]

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