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Prescription history could help GPs diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists are to examine whether identifying patterns in medication given to patients before they develop cancer could improve early diagnosis.

More than a quarter of Scottish emergency cancer patients haven't visited GP

More than a quarter (28%) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in North East Scotland hadn’t discussed any relevant symptoms with their GP beforehand.

The NCRI partnership launches new five-year strategy to accelerate progress in cancer research

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) launches its new five-year strategy today to accelerate progress in cancer research through collaboration.

A third of emergency cancer patients have not seen their GP

Around one third of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK study.

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival.

CRT pioneer fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI collaborate to boost research against the ‘undruggable’ RAS

Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.

Victoria Derbyshire talks with fellow breast cancer survivor about wigs, hair loss and moving on

Victoria Derbyshire has shared her experience of cancer with fellow breast cancer survivor Sharon Grant in a new video released today.

NHS cancer waiting time targets missed in Northern Ireland

Three key waiting time targets for cancer patients in Northern Ireland have been missed, according to the latest figures.

NHS England sets target of 5,000 more people each year surviving cancer

NHS England aims for an extra 5,000 people each year to survive cancer by 2019, a new report claims.

Latest monthly figures show worst performance for cancer waiting times target in England on record

The failure of NHS England to meet the 62 day waiting time target for cancer patients is the worst on record, according to new monthly figures.

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