- Tuesday, 24 July 2012
The number of over-50s being diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer has trebled in just 30 years.
Experts believe the huge rise is down to the rise of tanning salons and cheap holidays to the sun which became a hit in the 1970s.
- Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Commenting on NICE’s final decision to recommend breakthrough prostate cancer drug abiraterone for routine use on the NHS in England & Wales, Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK (formerly The Prostate Cancer Charity), said:
- Thursday, 21 June 2012
Spinach-guzzling Popeye the Sailor Man was onto something with his healthy habit. The leafy green vegetable is not only an excellent source of iron – it could also dramatically reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Oregon State University researchers found that the cartoon character’s favourite food lessened the effects of a cancer-causing carcinogen that is present in cooked meat.
- Friday, 15 June 2012
PATIENTS who attend bowel screening are more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer at an early stage - when there is a better chance of survival - than those who wait until they have symptoms of the disease.
These are the findings of new data presented at the annual National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) conference in Birmingham.
- Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The One Show’s Alex Jones and fashion model Marie Helvin join the fight against cancer by modelling a stunning dress and top made entirely out of the iconic Race for Life back signs to urge women across the UK to unite and sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, this summer.
- Thursday, 24 May 2012
Cervical cancer has attracted much media coverage in recent years, largely because of Jade Goody’s sad death from the disease – but have we learned enough? In the run up to Cervical Screening Awareness Week in June, 20% of women in the UK still fail to attend cervical screening when invited.
- Thursday, 17 May 2012
Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new drug combination in patients with advanced solid tumours and in a subset of patients who have non-small cell lung cancer. This trial will combine two compounds that aim to starve the tumours while simultaneously blocking cancer cell growth.
- Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Dr Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “This is wonderful news for patients with advanced prostate cancer and, in part, this U turn is down to the public’s disappointment at the initial refusal.
The Prostate Cancer Charity welcomes NICE turnaround on breakthrough treatment but warns campaign is far from over
- Wednesday, 16 May 2012
The Prostate Cancer Charity has welcomed today’s announcement by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that they are to recommend abiraterone - the breakthrough treatment for advanced prostate cancer - on the NHS in England and Wales, but has vowed to continue campaigning until the drug is available on the NHS for all men who need it throughout the UK..
- Premature deaths from Cancer in the UK fall below 14,000 for middle aged
- Hope for prostate cancer sufferers
- Cancer patients seek reassurance through nurse helplines
- Trial transforms Thyroid Cancer treatment into shorter, safer session
- Prostate Cancer cases hit 40,000 for the first time
- Aspirin after bowel cancer diagnosis reduces chance of dying by 30 percent
- Bowel cancer deaths could be cut by 60% says Bowel Cancer UK
- Join the biggest fight against cancer this summer with Race for Life 2012
- Centenarian marathon runner gearing up to beat the odds at the Virgin London Marathon