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Breast cancer cases in UK top 40,000 for first time

More than 40,000 British women are now annually diagnosed with breast cancer - an all-time high - according to new figures released today by Cancer Research UK.

Two-fifths of breast cancers 'change form' when they spread

Nearly two-fifths of breast cancers change form when they spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit, UK scientists have found.

Cigarette poisons wipe out anti-ageing gene

Scientists have discovered one of the ways in which smoking cigarettes makes you age faster and puts you at risk of diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

UK cancer research 'punching above its weight'

UK cancer research is helping to deliver significant clinical improvements for cancer patients, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer* today (...

'Detox protein' is collaborator in pancreatic and lung cancer development

Cancer Research UK scientists have revealed that a 'detox' protein which mops up harmful 'reactive oxygen' in cells could also trigger pancreatic and lung cancer...

'Chemo gel' could provide therapy and cosmetic reconstruction claim researchers

US researchers have made the first steps toward the development of an artificial tissue replacement that could one day be used for both therapy and cosmetic reconstruction...

Possible protective effects of vitamin D "warrant more study"

Research claiming that vitamin D tablets may halve the risk of pancreatic cancer needs to be corroborated by further studies, Cancer Research UK has said.

Crucial gene is the key to skin cancer

A single gene may play a major role in nearly all cases of the most commonly diagnosed human cancer, according to a report published today (Saturday 1st October 2005).

Smoking ban triggered the biggest fall in smoking ever seen in England

Smokefree law in England has helped more smokers to quit than ever before and will help prevent an estimated 40,000 deaths over the next 10 years - according to new...

Major new network for UK cancer research announced

Funding for a major network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) for the UK has been announced today at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer...