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Aspirin lowers bowel cancer risk in obese people with inherited cancer syndrome

Aspirin can more than halve bowel cancer risk in obese people with Lynch syndrome - an inherited condition linked to an increased risk of cancer.

Fertility authority may allow cancer screening

Women with a family history of cancer may be allowed to have their embryos screened to ensure that they do not pass on a genetic tendency for the disease.

Aspirin may reduce cancer risk in people with Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC)

UK scientists have discovered that a daily dose of aspirin may protect against cancer in people with Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC - also called Lynch...

Womb cancer patients could benefit from genetic screening

Women with cancer of the womb could benefit from screening for inherited genetic mutations that may increase their risk of other cancers, scientists have suggested.

60-year-old drug shows new promise for inherited cancer

CANCER RESEARCH UK-funded scientists have shown that an early chemotherapy drug invented in the 1940s has the potential to work against a genetic fault called HNPCC* which...

Preventing bowel cancer in high risk families

Bowel cancer rates could be reduced by up to 80 per cent in people with a moderate family history of the disease by screening with colonoscopy, according to new research...

Doctors trial the coil to prevent womb cancer

NEW research in Yorkhill Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary is investigating whether a form of the contraceptive coil can stop women from developing womb cancer.