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Cancer Research UK 'concerned' over pain-relief study

A Europe-wide study has found that medicines which could provide relief from cancer-related pain are being underused, with some patients suffering unnecessary levels of...

Men hit by 'inexplicable' greater cancer death risk

Men are almost 40 per cent more likely than women to die from cancer, reveals a report published today (Monday) by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and...

Stomach cancer cases almost halve over the last 30 years

NEW Cancer Research UK figures out today reveal that stomach cancer cases in Great Britain have dropped by nearly half from around 14,000 in 1975 to 7,485 in 2006.

Denmark compensates women who develop cancer after working night shifts

Denmark has begun paying compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after working night shifts for many years.

Medics worry about ethnic sensitivity

Health professionals worry that a lack of knowledge about different cultures may lead to them being seen as insensitive or inappropriate to patients from different ethnic...

Chemo after breast cancer surgery cuts deaths by one-third

Women with breast cancer who were given chemotherapy following surgery fared better than women who were given no chemotherapy, according to a large University of Oxford...

New study investigates whether vegetable extract can prevent cervical

Researchers in South Wales are investigating the possibility that a chemical called Diindolylmethane (DIM), which is usually found in broccoli, sprouts and cabbage, could...

Whole body PET scans could determine cancer prognosis says study

Whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) scans could help doctors reveal how far breast cancer has spread through the body, says a new study.

Women 'underestimate the risks of lung cancer'

The majority of women are unaware of the risks of lung cancer, according to a new survey by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF).

Doctors using confusing language in cancer consultations

The public are confused by many of the medical terms used by doctors in cancer consultations, according to a new study1 by Cancer Research UK scientists.