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HPV home tests could improve cervical screening uptake

Home tests for the human papillomavirus (HPV) could help increase the take-up of cervical screening among women who do not respond to screening invitations, new research...

Men's bowel cancer rates up by more than a quarter in last 35 years

Bowel cancer rates among men have risen by nearly 30 per cent in the last 35 years, while women have seen an increase of only six per cent.

Discovery of 'marker' molecule offers hope for liver cancer test

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have discovered a `markerї molecule which could pinpoint when liver cells start to become cancerous, reveals research published in Science...

Beta-blockers could 'improve breast cancer survival'

The risk of cancer spreading in patients with breast tumours could be lowered with the use of beta-blockers.

Study supports use of radiotherapy in localised breast cancer (DCIS)

A new study in the Lancet Oncology medical journal has shown that women with ductal carcinoma in situ, may benefit from radiotherapy after surgery.

Record science spend for Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK spent a record Ј217 million last year on research investigating the causes and improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Experts call for review of breast cancer follow-up guidelines

Medical experts are calling for an 'urgent revision' of the NHS guidelines used to determine follow-up care for breast cancer patients.

Tobacco-ad ban 'supported by public'

In a boost to UK tobacco control policy, a Canadian study has shown that smokers and non-smokers alike strongly support the banning of tobacco adverts and displays.

Aspirin cuts stomach cancer risk

Aspirin users could be 36 per cent less likely to get a type of stomach cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer*.

Government urged to pack it in to protect children from tobacco marketing

Nearly two thirds (63%) of people in the UK back a move to get rid of colourful and slickly designed cigarette packets according to a survey of more than 2000 adults...