• Getting to know the neighbours – the tumour microenvironment

    Updated: 2013-01-11 16:27:06
    Despite the huge progress that has been made over recent decades, more than 150,000 people lose their lives to cancer every year in the UK, usually because the disease has spread through their body. Understanding why this happens – and … Continue reading →

  • Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan Study

    Updated: 2013-01-11 00:53:21
    : Health News Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan : Study Print E-mail THURSDAY , Jan . 10 HealthDay News People who tune in to reality beauty shows on television are much more likely to use tanning lamps and to tan outdoors than those who don't watch such shows , a new study . finds Indoor and outdoor tanning increase the risk of skin cancer , experts . note The study included 576 college students who were asked about their television viewing and tanning habits . Those who watched reality beauty shows were much more likely to use tanning lamps nearly 13 percent vs . 4 percent and to tan outdoors about 43 percent vs . 29 percent than those who didn't watch such . shows After taking into account a number of other factors , the Brooklyn College researchers concluded that

  • Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival

    Updated: 2013-01-10 01:04:50
    Health News Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival Print E-mail WEDNESDAY , Jan . 9 HealthDay News New research suggests that beta blockers , medications that are used to control blood pressure and heart rhythms , may also help lung cancer patients live . longer The researchers found that patients with non-small-cell lung cancer being treated with radiation lived 22 percent longer if they were also taking these . drugs These findings were the first , to our knowledge , demonstrating a survival benefit associated with the use of beta blockers and radiation therapy for lung cancer , said lead researcher Dr . Daniel Gomez , an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology at the University of Texas M.D . Anderson Cancer Center in . Houston The results imply that

  • Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings Study

    Updated: 2013-01-09 17:03:14
    : Health News Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings : Study Print E-mail WEDNESDAY , Jan . 9 HealthDay News The risks of breast and colon cancer screening likely outweigh the benefits for people with a life expectancy of less than 10 years , according to a new . study However , the researchers emphasized that the results should not be used to deny screening for patients with a shorter life expectancy , but rather to help doctors and patients make informed decisions about . screening For the study , Sei Lee , assistant professor of medicine in the division of geriatrics at University of California , San Francisco , and colleagues analyzed the findings of five breast cancer and four colon cancer screening trials involving patients aged 50 and older . The studies

  • Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

    Updated: 2013-01-09 01:01:29
    Health News Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer Print E-mail TUESDAY , Jan . 8 HealthDay News Endometrial cancer patients are much more likely to die if they're overweight and physically inactive , a new study . finds Researchers looked at how body-mass index a measure of body fat based on height and weight and physical activity levels were tied to survival in 1,400 women with endometrial cancer , which affects the lining of the . uterus Patients with a BMI of between 25 to 29.9 considered overweight were 74 percent more likely to die within five years of diagnosis than patients with a healthy BMI of between 18.5 to 24.9. The risk of death was 84 percent higher for women with a BMI of 30 to 34.9 and 135 percent for those with a BMI of 35 or . higher However , regardless

  • No, TV is not “giving kids cancer”

    Updated: 2013-01-08 17:37:28
    “TV & COMPUTER CRAZE IS GIVING KIDS CANCER” – The front page of today’s Daily Mirror might give you terrifying visions of cancerous death rays shooting from the screen. Rest assured this is not happening. But today’s papers paint a … Continue reading →

  • News digest – tumour-sprouting cigarettes, bowel cancer genes, sperm banking, and more

    Updated: 2013-01-05 09:00:18
    Welcome back – after a progress-packed 2012, here’s our first summary of cancer research news of the new year: Smoking just 15 cigarettes is enough to trigger a genetic mutation of the sort that can lead to cancer, according to … Continue reading →

  • Some inspiration for those healthy resolutions

    Updated: 2013-01-01 10:00:47
    As we clean up after New Year’s Eve, our thoughts often turn to healthy resolutions The living room floor has started to accumulate worrying numbers of pine needles; the last of the turkey trimmings have long gone; and the recycling … Continue reading →

  • Paul Nurse: From waking the nation up to building a world-class research institute

    Updated: 2012-12-27 07:00:24
    If you regularly wake up to Radio 4’s Today Programme, you might have heard a special edition edited by Professor Sir Paul Nurse this morning. A former CEO of Cancer Research UK, Professor Nurse is director of the Francis Crick … Continue reading →

  • News digest – cancer risk, prostate genes, melanoma, immune system faults and more

    Updated: 2012-12-22 11:17:45
    Thankfully (at least as we write this) the world hasn’t ended, so we’re able to welcome you to our final news digest of 2012. We start with our big story this week: despite improved survival, boys born in 2027 will … Continue reading →

  • Tissue study turns tables on prostate cancer

    Updated: 2012-12-20 17:01:51
    As we heard yesterday, a man’s lifetime risk of developing cancer is set to climb to one in two by 2027, and one of the biggest reasons is an increase in prostate cancer rates. But research is bringing hope that … Continue reading →

  • Men’s cancer risk is climbing: what can we do about it?

    Updated: 2012-12-19 00:14:36
    A boy born in 2027 in the UK will have a one in two chance of developing cancer over the course of his lifetime, according to new figures we released today. In other words, 50 in every 100 UK men … Continue reading →

  • Clinical trials: Helping more children beat cancer every year

    Updated: 2012-12-18 15:21:21
    December is childhood cancer awareness month, so we thought we’d focus on an area that contributed more to saving children’s lives from cancer than anything else – clinical trials. More and more children are now surviving cancer, and today there’s … Continue reading →

  • 2012 – A year of progress

    Updated: 2012-12-17 09:00:11
    This year has been as busy as ever and we’ve made great progress made in all aspects of our work, from lab research to clinical trials and policy to prevention. Here are some of our key successes in a couple … Continue reading →

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