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Home PCs could accelerate cancer research

A global network of personal computers should help cancer experts to speed up their analysis of data, accelerating the process from 162 years to less than 24 months, it...

Poorer women less likely to survive breast cancer

Poorer women from deprived areas are less likely to survive breast cancer as they are diagnosed at a later stage which means the best available treatments won't be as...

Scientists identify new prostate cancer risk factor

Cancer Research UK scientists have found that the greater the levels of a protein called Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), the greater the risk of prostate cancer,...

Study confirms fewer, bigger doses of radiotherapy benefit breast cancer patients

A lower total dose of radiotherapy, delivered in fewer, larger treatments, is as safe and effective at treating early breast cancer as the international standard dose,...

Combination prostate treatment 74% successful says study

An unusual form of radiotherapy could keep up to 74 per cent of prostate cancer patients tumour-free for up to 15 years without the need for surgery, say scientists.

Some health trusts 'banning costly cancer drugs', says investigation

Cancer drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have been banned by some UK health trusts because they are too expensive,...

Protein test may improve treatment of advanced breast cancer

Testing secondary tumours that have spread around the body for the protein HER-2 may help doctors decide the most effective treatment for some patients with advanced...

New technique shows how 'cancer-fighting' white blood cells kill diseased tissue

Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have used a super-resolution microscope to capture how certain white blood cells - called natural...

New breast cancer gene 'plays crucial role in tumour formation'

Scientists have identified a gene which is mutated in 30 to 40 per cent of all breast cancers.

Tree-derived stem cells may reduce cancer drug costs

UK scientists have shown that stem cells derived from trees could be used to produce a cancer drug called paclitaxel on a commercial scale, at low cost