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CancerHelp UK and health information leaflets receive Department of Health accreditation

Cancer Research UK's patient information website, CancerHelp UK, and its health information leaflets have been awarded the Department of Health Information Standard.

Twins may be at reduced risk of children's cancer

Twins may have a lower than average risk of developing childhood cancer, Cancer Research UK scientists in Oxford believe.

Dramatic improvement in breast cancer survival

Almost two thirds of all women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are now likely to survive for at least 20 years - Cancer Research UK predicts today.

New NICE guidance aims to improve ovarian cancer detection

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has new guidance for GPs and primary care professionals to offer more tests to women

Workplace secondhand smoke exposure doubles cancer risk

High levels of exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace can double the risk of lung cancer, a review of previous research has found.

Late ovarian cancer diagnoses 'are costing lives'

Delays in diagnosis are cutting short the lives of women with ovarian cancer, according to a UK charity.

Cancer Research UK set to enlighten the crowds at Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Cancer Research UK will unveil its eighth garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2010 (25 - 29 May 2010), designed for the second year running by four-time gold medal winner,...

Mouthwash breast cancer test "could cause unnecessary anxiety"

A DNA-based breast cancer risk test that reports to incorporate both personal history and genetic information to determine a woman's breast cancer risk has been launched...

Younger women's breast cancer is genetically different

US scientists have discovered sets of genes that are often switched on in breast tumour cells from young women but not in those from older women.

New study set to help women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer

Women with a high inherited risk of breast or ovarian cancer will now have access to much improved information about their chances of developing the diseases, following a...