Brits have highest cancer risk in Europe

A charity claims that, on the average, more Britons develop cancer than is the average across Europe. Figures indicate that close to a fifth more British women develop cancer before they reach 75 than the rest of the continent. The data was unearthed by the World Cancer Research Fund, and they fear the difference is […]

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Fat Link to Breast Cancer accoding to scientific advisor

The hormone oestrogen “fuels” a large proportion of breast cancer cases, and overweight women tend to have higher levels of oestrogen, heightening their risk of developing and dying from breast cancer, according to Will Williams, scientific advisor for the All About Weight organisation. Mr Williams was commenting on an Oxford University study funded by Cancer […]

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Study dispels prostate cancer assumptions

Even though 10,000 men die from prostate cancer each year it is commonly thought that many that have the disease die from another illness first. New King’s College research however goes towards dispelling this theory by showing that over half of men that get the cancer dies from it as well. The study researched records […]

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Two drugs combine to give hope to melanoma sufferers

There is a chance that those patients with advanced melanoma may live longer taking Ipilimumab and will have a much more likelihood of living longer by taking Vermurafenib than taking on chemotherapy, said scientists from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Vermurafenib in a phase three trail was tested on […]

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Red meat can be a cancer influence

A comprehensive report on Colorectal cancer has confirmed that the consumption of red and processed meats can increase the risks of contracting the disease, while eating plenty of fibre can help to protect against it. Colorectal cancer, better known as Bowel cancer, is diagnosed in over 2200 people every year in Ireland, the highest incidence […]

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Self destroying breast cancer gene

Scientists at Belfast’s Queens’s University have pioneered new gene technology that causes breast cancer cells to self-destruct this is done by miniscule gene transport system and delivers the gene directly into the breast cancer cells making them die. Named Designer Bioimetic Vector (DBV) put a gene into a nanoparticle 400 times smaller that the width […]

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Breast cancer out of control in UK says WHO

According to a report from the World Health Organisation, Britain has the worst mortality rates for women from breast cancer. Spain was the lowest. Nevertheless, lung cancer takes far more women’s lives in Britain. Compared to the total fatalities in Europe, 1.28 million, 156,000 are expected to die from cancer in the UK. Mortality rates […]

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Video

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK with 38,500 new cases every year. Around half of these people will die, making it the second most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer, but despite this, many of us have no idea what the symptoms are. Early diagnosis is vital because, […]

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RG7204 skin cancer breakthrough

Since the 1970’s there has been negligible progress in slowing or even stopping skin cancer. Now, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and Surrey, it has been proven that a drug has the ability to slow the reproduction of the deadliest skin cancer form, increasing the rate of survival of patients. More than a […]

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