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HPV testing for cervical cancer 'the best option for women over 30'

Testing for the presence of DNA from the human papillomavirus (HPV) alongside conventional smear test is the best cervical cancer screening option for all women aged 30...

UK's breast cancer screening programme reviewed

The UK's National Cancer Director, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has ordered an independent review of the NHS breast cancer screening programme.

Deadly skin cancer cases hit record high

The number of people diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer has crashed through the 10,000 barrier after an alarming rise in new cases, according to the latest...

Cancer Research UK launches 'outpatients' trial of breast and ovarian cancer drug

Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office has re-launched a trial of a promising drug to treat inherited breast and ovarian cancer - but this time taken as a tablet by...

Breast cancer screening for women up to 75 years of age 'is effective'

A study presented at the Sixth European Breast Cancer Conference has highlighted the benefits of breast cancer screening for women aged 70 to 75.

Scientists identify important new cancer drug target

Synthetic versions of a molecule vital for keeping cell division in check could be potent anti-cancer drugs of the future, a leading Cancer Research UK scientist announces...

Ethnic differences in breast cancer risk factor to be examined

Cancer Research UK launches a new study today to investigate factors that influence breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer, in different ethnic groups.

'Electric hole-punch' could fight cancer

A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, kills cancer cells by punching holes in their membranes with microsecond pulses of...

Researchers close in on laser-based skin cancer scanner

US scientists are developing an imaging technique which could one day allow skin cancer to be detected without having to carry out a biopsy.

The thin stay thin while the fat are getting fatter

The average weight among people who are overweight or obese has increased dramatically in the last 10 years. But among those who are thin there has been little change.