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Scottish radiology services struggling to cope with high demand, doctors warn

A shortage of radiologists in Scotland is putting patient safety at risk, doctors have warned.

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) said Scottish radiology...

Welsh cancer report calls for more to be done to tackle late stage diagnosis

Too many people in Wales are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a new report.

While the Welsh government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report...

Lifetime weight gain linked to oesophageal and stomach cancers

People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the oesophagus (food pipe) or upper...

More support needed for GPs to make best use of cancer preventing drugs

A new Cancer Research UK report reveals that GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers.

The report explores how much GPs know...

Cancer Research UK announces inaugural Grand Challenge teams to answer the biggest questions in cancer

Cancer Research UK announces that four international teams are the first recipients of its global £100m Grand Challenge competition, which aims to overcome the biggest...

Children’s cancer survival continues to increase

Children diagnosed with cancer in England are now more likely to survive for at least 5 years compared to 25 years ago.

Fewer than 7 in 10 children diagnosed with...

NHS cancer treatment target in England missed for third consecutive year

The ’62 day’ waiting time target for cancer patients in England has been missed again, marking 3 years since the target was last met. 

NHS England aims for 85% of...

‘Magic’ blood test could make bone marrow transplants for blood cancer safer

A blood test could help predict the risk of complication following a bone marrow transplant in some blood cancer patients, according to a new US study.

The test...

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research* published in Annals of Internal Medicine today (Monday).  

Cancer Research Technology, UCL, and Tusk Therapeutics join forces to develop cancer immunotherapies

Cancer Research Technology, Cancer Research UK’s commercial arm, Tusk Therapeutics, an immuno-oncology company, and UCL (University College London) have signed a licence...

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