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Shift work and increased cancer risk
This week, Sarah Montague – a night-time presenter for the BBC – investigated the impact of shift work on health, and fou...
The challenge ahead for the NHS
In Cancer: The challenge facing the NHS BBC Health Correspondent Nick Triggle reveals the issues ahead for our struggling hea...
Legal complaints for missed melanomas double in a decade
Medico-legal experts have warned that UK GPs urgently need extra training to spot melanomas if they are reduce the growing nu...
Drug could extend life for 50% of breast cancer sufferers in future
New research suggests that a cheap and safe drug could help half of women with breast cancer to live longer – and lead to a...
Lung cancer in women hits 20,000 cases
Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new C...
4Kscore prostate cancer test recommended in US guidelines
The US’s National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is to include 4Kscore® – the test offered as part of ProstateCheck...
Skin cancer – knowing your risk and what to look for
Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the UK, killing over 2,000 people in Britain each year, but as with all cancers, ...
Smoking linked to prostate cancer
The results of a new study have established a link between prostate cancer and smoking, reports Science Daily. Smoking has l...
Breast cancer screening – why it matters
Like other types of cancer, incidence of breast cancer is increasing, with around 50,000 new cases in the UK per annum. That ...
Cervical cancer viewed as a younger woman’s disease
As Cervical Screening Awareness Week gets underway (15-21 June) the BBC reports how cervical cancer is perceived as...
Taking cervical cancer screening to the next level
To mark Cervical Screening Awareness Week – a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust – Mr Jullien Brad...
Fighting cancer in the workplace: what it means for SMEs
Over the past couple of years, we have seen a paradigm shift in the relationship between business and cancer, with more and m...
Cambridge breast cancer surgeon Prof Gordon Wishart launches new genetic testing company
An article "Cambridge breast cancer surgeon Prof Gordon Wishart launches new genetic testing company", based on interview wit...
Should all women have ‘Angelina Jolie gene test’?
The Times reported recently on a call for all women to be screened for “Angelina Jolie-type genetic mutations” to prevent...
Happy Father's Day
Father’s Day is June 21, and we would like to remind you that the best gifts for Dad are those that come from the heart.
Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK's No. 1 killer among men
Research published online in the journal Heart reveals that cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease, which includes heart...
Study confirms breast screening saves lives
The BBC reports how a new study, led by the World Health Organization's cancer agency, proves the effectiveness of breast can...
New lung cancer treatment doubles life expectancy
According to a “milestone” trial, a new therapy can more than double life expectancy in some lung cancer patients. The B...
Convene To Screen
Check4Cancer's medical director Professor Gordon Wishart sets out the case for putting policies in place for dealing with can...
Cancer cells can reactivate after decades
A new study, published in the journal Leukemia and reported on the BBC News website, suggests that cancer cells can go to sle...
Cold sore virus may be the key to treating skin cancer
BBC News online reports this week on a revolutionary new treatment for skin cancer, using a genetically engineered version of...
A quarter of skin cells turning cancerous
Over a quarter of a middle-aged person’s skin cells may have taken the first step to becoming cancerous, according to a stu...
Obesity in adolescence linked to bowel cancer
New research has shown that boys who become obese as teenagers may double their risk of bowel cancer by the time they are in ...
21,000 cancer patients treated late in 2014-15
In March we reported on figures showing that NHS targets for the treatment of cancer patients had been missed for the first t...