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New route to leukaemia uncovered

CANCER RESEARCH UK SCIENTISTS have discovered a completely new route by which leukaemia develops, according to research published in Nature.

Smoking hampers prostate cancer treatment says research

Smoking cigarettes could be linked to poorer prospects and more severe side-effects when undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study by the Fox Chase...

Breast cancer blood test in development say researchers

Scientists are in the early stages of developing a blood test that could eventually be used to detect breast cancer.

Britain's 100 year war against cancer

Britain has the world's biggest decreases in premature deaths from lung cancer and breast cancer, scientists from Cancer Research UK report.

GPs in England refer most cancer patients quickly says study

Research from the Royal College of General Practitioners has found that most patients in England are referred to specialists within a month of seeing their GP with...

US researchers unveil womb cancer and acute leukaemia genomes

US researchers have published details of the genetic makeup of two more forms of cancer - acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and womb (endometrial) cancer.

Edinburgh launches new cancer research centre

Edinburgh today (Wednesday) becomes the next link in a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres that are being launched across the UK.

Report finds no link between short-term mobile phone use and brain cancer

A six-year research programme has concluded that there is no link between short-term mobile phone use and brain cancer.

New Cancer Research UK trial will shed light on risks and benefits of sun exposure

Cancer Research UK has today launched a trial investigating the health benefits and risks of spending time in the sun. It is hoped the trial will help solve years of...

Origin of cancer common in people with HIV points way to therapy

A virus turns lymph vessel cells into a cancer that affects people with weakened immune systems, according to research published in Nature Genetics1.