Post Tagged with: "Cancer"

Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

September 19, 2017 9:12 pm0 comments
Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called for access to the pioneering immunotherapy, which can add months to life. Scotland already offers nivolumab to people with advanced […]

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'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

September 18, 2017 9:46 am0 comments
'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. That can leave children with […]

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Nick Clegg reveals son's cancer diagnosis

September 13, 2017 12:09 pm0 comments
Nick Clegg reveals son's cancer diagnosis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, have spoken for the first time about their son’s treatment for cancer. Antonio, now 15, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last September. After treatment at University College Hospital in London, including […]

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Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

September 5, 2017 4:05 pm0 comments
Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists. Until now, Zika has been seen only as a global health threat – not a remedy. But latest research shows the virus can selectively […]

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First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

August 30, 2017 7:02 pm0 comments
First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient’s own immune system so it attacks cancer. The regulator – the US Food and Drug Administration – said its decision was a “historic” moment and medicine was now “entering a new frontier”. The company Novartis is charging $ 475,000 […]

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Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

August 25, 2017 9:37 pm0 comments
Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

Seren’s mother Jenny Deverell first noticed a small lump under her daughter’s ribs one morning as they ate breakfast. Doctors found two tumours which they are treating using chemotherapy. Jenny says: “Thankfully the treatment is going well, shrinking the tumour by up to 40% so far, but it is likely […]

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Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

August 14, 2017 3:21 am0 comments
Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000, in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson, who launched the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities were uncovered by the Charity Commission, which has issued an official warning […]

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Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

August 1, 2017 9:45 am0 comments
Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a pilot scheme has shown. The Birmingham team said it had saved the NHS £3,200 per patient and could help hundreds of patients UK-wide. The trial involved cutting average time to surgery […]

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Spreading cancer caught on film

July 6, 2017 10:44 am0 comments
Spreading cancer caught on film

Media playback is unsupported on your device The way in which every single cancer cell spreads around the body has been captured in videos by a team in Japan. The normal body tissues show up as green, while the cancer comes out as intense red spots. The team, at the […]

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Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

June 18, 2017 7:38 pm0 comments
Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment. The test detects cancer DNA in the blood, helping doctors check whether precision drugs are working. Cancer Research UK said the test could “greatly improve survival”. But […]

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