Cancer

Is ‘modern life’ to blame for a rise in cancer among children?

The number of young people diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40 per cent since 1998, according to a statistical…

HRT and breast cancer: here is what you should know

A large new study has found that the most common form of hormone replacement therapy (combined HRT) nearly triples the…

Transplant technique tested on mice could change how we treat a host of diseases

A new technique for bone marrow transplants tested so far only in mice could transform the treatment of a host…

Ovarian cancer is usually found too late. A new discovery may help to change that

Researchers from the University of Oxford have identified a marker for ovarian cancer that could potentially lead to much earlier…

Study ‘proves alcohol causes cancer’. The problem? There wasn’t a study

A new study has proved that alcohol causes cancer according to the front pages of the Guardian and the i…

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

Eating oily fish ‘cuts risk of death from bowel cancer’

Bowel cancer patients could increase their chances of surviving the disease by eating oily fish once a week, according to…

A gene that causes one in 20 cases of prostate cancer has been identified

Researchers have discovered a gene that could be responsible for five per cent of prostate cancer cases, according to a…

Before my wife died she asked me to set up a cancer charity. Here’s why

On 16 June 2015 my beautiful, brilliant wife, Rosie Choueka, lost her brief battle with secondary breast cancer. She was…

All of the major genes causing bowel cancer have been found

A study by London’s Institute of Cancer Research has identified five genes that appear to cause bowel cancer. The researchers…

For some women the 5:2 diet may help protect against breast cancer

Women who reduce their intake of calories for just two days a week lower their risk of breast cancer, according…

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer so leave that tea to cool off

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause oesophageal cancer, according to the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The…

A major form of leukaemia is now known to be 11 different diseases

New research reveals that there are 11 types of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a virulent form of blood cancer. The…

How the 2008 financial crisis caused an increase in cancer deaths

The financial crisis of 2008 is responsible for over 260,000 excess cancer deaths (including many that were avoidable) according to…

Keep using your mobiles – the latest study on phone radiation is far from conclusive

A new report by US government scientists claims that radiation emitted by mobile phones can increase the risk of two…

The internet is full of nonsense ‘cures’ for cancer. Don’t be taken in

When given a diagnosis of cancer, most people understandably go into some sort of mental shock. The prospect of many…

Healthy living ‘would prevent half of all cancer deaths’

Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cancer deaths, according to research published in the online journal JAMA Oncology. The…

Eating fruit as a teenager protects against breast cancer decades later

Eating a lot of fruit during adolescence can lower your risk of breast cancer by a quarter, according to a…