Cancer

Blood test can rule out lung cancer ‘with 98 per cent accuracy’

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have participated in a multicentre clinical trial to evaluate the accuracy of…

New blood test can detect eight types of cancer

Researchers have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common types of cancer – and helps to identify…

Don’t put graphic warning labels on drinks – we need to inform rather than alarm

As reported in the Guardian, the Alcohol Health Alliance is concerned that only ten per cent of Britons are aware…

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…

Worried about your liver? Drink more coffee, new research suggests

Drinking more coffee could significantly reduce the risk of liver cancer and fibrosis, according to two separate recent studies. Researchers…

Olivia Newton-John and what a breast cancer diagnosis means today

One of the health stories in the press last week was the announcement that the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John…

Extra inches on your waist mean a higher risk of cancer

Waist size can predict your risk of certain cancers, according to a World Health Organisation report published in the British…

The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana

There are few substances that excite discussion quite as potently as cannabis. Explosive claims about its curative power circulate wildly…

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Can an espresso habit ward off prostate cancer?

Three shots of espresso a day could lower your risk of prostate cancer by 53 per cent, according to a…