Cancer In The News

Occasionally we feel the need to comment on the news about Cancer.  Here are our thoughts, please do let us know yours.

Breakthrough Offers New Tailored Treatment Strategies For Children With Leukaemia

Breakthrough Offers New Tailored Treatment Strategies For Children With Leukaemia

A team of oncologists and research scientists working across different hospitals and UK universities have recently published a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that brings hope to children with Leukaemia. What Is Leukaemia? Leukaemia can exist as different types but the majority of cases affecting children are called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). ALL manifests […]

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Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

The Worldwide Cancer Research charities advisory board met last month in a Dragons Den Style manner with scientists pitching for the projects to the board.  The task for the charity was to find the most exciting and ground-breaking treatment and research proposals for the future. £4 million in funding was up for grabs and 27 high profile researchers were put […]

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A Lack Of Patient Support For Those Who Choose No Cancer Intervention.

A Lack Of Patient Support For Those Who Choose No Cancer Intervention.

A recent study suggests that patients who ask for no cancer intervention face unsupported responses from doctors, family and friends. In a telephone interview with researchers, 12 of 18 study participants (with small, asymptomatic or suspected thyroid cancers) who had decided against cancer intervention, reported responses that were not supportive. Responses included being told by doctors, friends, and […]

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A New UK Initiative To Cut The Time Taken To Diagnose Cancer.

A New UK Initiative To Cut The Time Taken To Diagnose Cancer.

After officials from Cwm Taf health board saw how the Danish health service had reduced its time to diagnose cancer and improved its cancer survival rates, a new pilot in Wales has been established which will focus on patients who GPs suspect may have cancer but do not show obvious or pressing symptoms. Denmark established a […]

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Could the UK face delays getting new drugs after Brexit?

Could the UK face delays getting new drugs after Brexit?

Patients in the UK could face delays getting new drugs if the UK withdraws from the EU’s medicines regulator, due to Brexit Former UK medicines regulator Sir Alasdair Breckenridge said on BBC Radio 4’s Today program yesterday that. “The UK market compared to the European market, of course, is small and they may decide not to come […]

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