Cancer

Eating cereal fibre increases chances of surviving colon cancer

People who eat a diet high in cereal fibre or increase their fibre intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may…

New blood test can diagnose ovarian cancer

Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US have develop a new blood test that can detect ovarian cancer…

Long-term aspirin use cuts stomach cancer risk by half

The long-term use of aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce the chance of developing digestive cancers, according to new…

Sugar ‘awakens’ cancer cells

Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth.…

E-cigarettes work: I’d prescribe them if I could

As part of a debate I was involved with at the Conservative conference this week on public health policy and…

Common asthma drug ‘stops the spread of prostate cancer’

Researchers from the University of York have discovered that a protein in bone marrow acts like a ‘magnetic docking station’…

Cells can be ‘programmed’ to fight disease

Cells can be programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions according to new research by the University…

Prostate cancer blood biomarker discovered

Metabolite patterns in the blood are indicative of prostate cancer risk, according to new research published in the journal BioMed…

New blood test could ‘transform’ cancer diagnosis

A new type of test can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the…

Immunotherapy works. Why isn’t it routinely available on the NHS?

When Evelyn O’Flynn was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, after seeing the doctor about neck pain, she was…