Posts tagged “Cancer Research UK”

New Study Reveals Gut Bacteria May Affect How Cancer Drugs Work

November 8th, 2016
New Study Reveals Gut Bacteria May Affect How Cancer Drugs Work

A new study has revealed that bacteria living in the human gut could affect the way cancer drugs work. Research conducted at the University of Texas shows that certain types of bacteria living deep inside the gut can improve the efficacy of a form of treatment known as immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is one of the most […]

Are Patients Put Off By Doctor’s Receptionists?

October 12th, 2016
Are Patients Put Off By Doctor’s Receptionists?

A new survey has suggested that patients are put off seeing their doctor by medical receptionists. Research conducted by Cancer Research UK shows that many people who call up to make an appointment are put off coming in to see their GP by receptionists. Some are worried that they’re making “a fuss”, while others don’t […]

Major Blood Cancer is 11 Distinct Diseases, Study Says

June 9th, 2016
Major Blood Cancer is 11 Distinct Diseases, Study Says

Detailed genetic analysis into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) has found that it is 11 distinctive diseases, rather than just one. The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, discovered that the reason some patients respond more positively to treatment than others could be explained by genetic differences. The researchers conducting the […]

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 […]

Report Predicts “Millions” of Obesity Cases Would Be Prevented with a Sugar Tax

February 19th, 2016
Report Predicts “Millions” of Obesity Cases Would Be Prevented with a Sugar Tax

A report has predicted that a 20 percent sugar tax on drinks in Britain would prevent 3.7 million people from becoming obese over the next 10 years. The report comes as the government prepares an obesity strategy, due in the coming weeks. The UK Health Forum worked with Cancer Research UK to calculate the expected […]

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 […]

The Link Between Smoking and Oral Cancer

November 20th, 2015
The Link Between Smoking and Oral Cancer

Smoking is one of the main risk factors for oral and oesophageal cancers. Smokers are also at risk of other forms of cancer, including bladder, bowel, liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. Although oral cancer only accounts for around 2% of cancer cases in Britain, the occurrence of the disease is increasing year on year and […]

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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