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Imaging could track cancer growth say scientists

A new imaging system currently entering clinical testing could allow doctors to track the process of cancer growth in real-time, scientists have said.

UK scientists identify first testicular cancer risk genes

Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have identified the first inherited genetic risk factors for testicular cancer, a disease that affects around 2,100...

Whole-genome sequencing uncovers new skin cancer gene

US scientists have used high-tech DNA sequencing to uncover a new gene linked to melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer

Lawrence Dallaglio hosts star-studded party in aid of Cancer Research UK

FORMER England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to launch the first ever 8Rocks party, in honour of his mother Eileen who died of...

Bowel cancer 'chemo swap' shrinks tumours, making surgery safer and easier

Giving some bowel cancer patients six weeks of chemotherapy before surgery can significantly shrink their tumour, making it easier to remove and potentially reducing the...

Parents unaware that sedentary lifestyle risks kids' future health

Parents with young children do not realise that a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet can increase their youngsters' risk of serious health problems in later life,...

Lung cancer experts call for improvements in NHS care

A new report suggests that while improvements have been made in the prevention of lung cancer in the UK, as well as in areas such as disease awareness and screening,...

Scientists locate first common bowel cancer gene

Cancer Research UK funded scientists have for the first time identified a common genetic variant that can increase a person's risk of developing bowel cancer. Their...

Trial results confirm five years of tamoxifen boosts breast cancer survival

Experts are urging breast cancer patients to complete their full prescription of tamoxifen, following long-term results from a major Cancer Research UK-funded trial which...

Prostate cancer patients 'should remain active'

Prostate cancer patients have been encouraged to remain active despite evidence which appears to suggest that exercise speeds the growth of tumours.