cancer

Weighing up your cancer risk every time you drink isn’t rational — it’s miserable

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has issued some seemingly autobiographical advice to the worried well of Britain. At…

A common painkiller has a side effect — it seems to fight cancer too

Diclofenac, a common anti-inflammatory painkiller, has ‘significant’ anti-cancer properties, according to research published in the journal ecancermedicalscience. The investigation into…

Bad habits of ‘Western lifestyle’ blamed for rise of cancer in the developing world

Cancer is becoming more common in the developing world because of the proliferation of a ‘Western lifestyle’, according to a…

Don’t believe scientists who say all drinking is bad. Light boozing has strong benefits

Alcohol consumption has been a part of most human cultures since prehistoric times. While drinking practices vary by culture, ranging…

Cancer drugs still being assessed for the NHS ‘to be given to patients early’

England’s Cancer Drugs Fund, which pays for drugs the NHS deems unaffordable, is to be overhauled. Under new plans patients…

Barbecued meat ‘will raise your risk of kidney cancer’

Last month the World Health Organisation commissioned a report which suggests that processed meat can cause cancer. Now researchers from…

Why processed foods are bad: they massacre our microbes

Last week the people of the world were in shock when many of their favourite meats were labelled as carcinogenic…

Bacon may cause cancer but here is why you shouldn’t be worried

The presenter Karl Pilkington once said that if he could be a super hero he would like to be ‘Bullshit…

South West good, Merseyside bad: for cancer diagnosis where you live matters

New analysis of health data by Cancer Research UK has shown that where you live is a major factor in…

Foods that fend off cancer

We can do things to reduce our risk, says Professor Martyn Caplin, consultant gastroenterologist

Scientists discover a new way to stop cancer cells spreading

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new way to stop cancer cells…

Cancer ‘sponge’ can spot and absorb tumour cells as they start to spread

According to research published in the journal Nature Communications, US researchers have developed a ‘sponge-like’ implant that can trap cancer…

Aspirin ‘could help immune system fight cancer’

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have made a discovery that they say could boost the power of immunotherapy treatments,…

Cancer survival in England is ‘lagging behind’ in the west

According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, England has one of the lowest cancer survival rates…

Could antibiotics help to reduce the risk of stomach cancer?

Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide. But according to new analysis published by The…

Early signs of lung cancer: why the NHS advice to patients isn’t good enough

The number of people dying from lung cancer in the UK is woefully high. Compare us with Sweden, where twice…

Number of children exposed to second-hand smoke falls, but was it really dangerous anyway?

There’s more good news for the anti-smoking lobby today. Data published in the scientific journal Addiction reveals that children are being exposed…