Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31k

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A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000 in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson MBE, who launched National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in... Read More

Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

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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... Read More

Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

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A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales. Cabozantinib has the potential to switch... Read More

Spreading cancer caught on film

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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... Read More

Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'

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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... Read More

'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug

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A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal between the health service... Read More

Drug that creates a 'real sun-tan' could prevent cancer

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Scientists have developed a drug that mimics sunlight to make the skin tan, with no damaging UV radiation involved. The drug tricks the skin into producing the brown form of... Read More

Prostate cancer treatment 'could help more patients'

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One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given “powerful results”, say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives... Read More

Cancer drug price hike company investigated

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The European Commission has launched an investigation into claims that drug company Aspen Pharma excessively increased prices of five life-saving cancer medicines. The drugs include chlorambucil and busulfan – used... Read More