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Botox could aid cancer fight says study

Botulinum toxin, the 'face-freezing' Botox treatment usually associated with cosmetic surgery, could play a role in fighting tumours, scientists have suggested.

Cancer Research UK calls for urgent action over radiotherapy waits

Waiting lists for radiotherapy are stretching to over a month for more than of all patients, the Royal College of Radiologists has revealed.

Breast cancer screening saves lives, says report

The NHS Breast Cancer Screening Programme, which provides free check-ups every three years for women over 50, saves 1,400 lives a year a committee of experts has said.

NICE issues new skin cancer guidelines

New skin cancer guidelines issued by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend integrating specialists into skin cancer care teams.

Western habits fuelling Korean cancer rise claim scientists

Korean researchers have suggested that the country's increasingly western lifestyle is linked to its rising rates of cancer, particularly breast cancer.