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Bobby Moore Fund's celebrity supporters gather on the 'West' course

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is hosting another of its successful celebrity golf days, sponsored by Citigroup, on Wednesday 2nd May at the luxurious...

Young people believe tobacco displays in shops encourage smoking

Young people believe 'behind the counter' shop displays of cigarettes encourage smoking and are considered "cool, fun and attractive" according to new research published...

New research moves us one step closer to personalised breast cancer treatment

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have found that a test, already used in breast cancer diagnosis, can also predict who will and who wonїt benefit from commonly used...

Welsh bowel screening programme detects 25 cases in six months

The first six months of the new NHS bowel cancer screening programme in Wales has resulted in the detection of 25 cases of the disease.

Sunbathers openly admit they are damaging their health

Hardcore sunbathers who plan to get burnt on the beach this summer will do so in the full knowledge that they are permanently damaging their skin - according to a survey...

Subtle gene changes may increase cancer susceptibility

A US study has found that even subtle changes in the levels of PTEN, may significantly increase a person's chances of developing cancer.

Tougher standards needed for high street mole clinics

A leading medical journal has called for greater regulation and tougher standards for private high street clinics that scan moles for signs of malignant melanoma, the...

One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency

Many bowel cancer patients are first diagnosed in an emergency setting, when they have severe and potentially life-threatening conditions, figures show.

Scientists discover how to beat resistance to standard leukaemia drug

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have revealed a technique to kill chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells that have stopped...

Ovarian cancer 'is not detectable' in the blood for years

A mathematical model designed by scientists in the US indicates that ovarian cancer may not be detectable in the blood using current technology until 10 years after the...