Teenage BMI associated with future risk of cancer death in men

Men who are overweight at age 18 may be more likely to die from cancer in later life than those who are a healthy weight in early adulthood, UK and US scientists have found.  Researchers from the Medical Research Council, University College London and Harvard School of Public Health spotted the link after looking at the medical […]

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New insight into how alcohol is linked to breast and liver cancers

A US laboratory study has revealed how the breakdown of alcohol in human cells results in DNA damage that causes cell changes linked to cancer. The study shows how researchers are homing in on the way alcohol is linked to several cancers, particularly breast and liver cancers. Published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the new research shows […]

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Physical activity, exercise and cancer

By being physically active, you can reduce the risk of breast, bowel and womb cancer. Keeping active could help to prevent thousands of cases of cancer in the UK every year. Just 30 minutes of moderate activity a day, five days a week, can have a positive effect on your health. And the more active you […]

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One in four teenage cancer patients visit GPs Four times before seeing a specialist

A quarter of young people with cancer had to see their GP at least four times before finally being diagnosed by a specialist, experts have revealed. Many were told they were simply suffering from growing pains, asthma or even faking their illness to skip school. A third were only referred to a specialist after their […]

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‘Stage set’ for large trials to widen leukaemia and lymphoma donor pool

Two new US clinical trials suggest more patients with leukaemia and lymphoma could benefit from bone marrow transplants if half-matched bone marrow or unrelated umbilical cord blood were used. A donor’s tissue usually has to be a full match with the recipient’s tissue in order for a transplant to go ahead. This means that many […]

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Beating cancer with nutrition: Rhubarb crumble

  Beating cancer with nutrition Rhubarb crumble – the new cancer-busting superfood  Researchers have found that the traditional family favourite, like many red vegetables, contains cancer killing chemicals.  More suprising baking the plant for 20 minutes – like in a crumble or pie – dramatically increases their concentration.  Now it is hoped that extracting the substances […]

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Mobile phones ‘possibly carcinogenic’ say World Health Organisation experts

Mobile phones may increase the risk of developing brain cancer, an influential health organisation has said admitted for the first time. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, has classified the radiation emitted by handsets as “possibly carcinogenic” although it did not find evidence of a clear link. Its […]

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Beating cancer with nutrition

Nutrition is an important part in beating cancer. Wrong foods place an enormous amount of stress on the body’s cells, causing normal body cells to become acidic, high in sugar, and cancerous during the dividing process.  Therefore over the next few months we will take a look at different superfoods that may help prevent or […]

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New Leukaemia Vaccine Enters Clinical Trials

New leukaemia vaccine enters clinical trials UK scientists have launched an early clinical trial – phase-II – of a new cancer vaccine designed to help patients with leukemia to fight the disease. The DNA vaccine, which Cancer Research UK scientists helped to develop, is different from vaccines that help to prevent infectious diseases. Instead it is […]

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Eating watercress every day could stop breast cancer tumours from growing

Eating watercress every day could help to prevent breast cancer, researchers have found. The ‘super food’ can help to ‘turn off’ a signal in the body and thereby help starve the tumour of essential blood and oxygen, according to experts at the University of Southampton. The found that volunteers who ate 80 grams of watercress […]

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