News Former radio presenter Dave Lee Travis arrives at court.

The former BBC presenter told police he questioned why alleged victims "waited 20 years to come out" with claims

Angelina Jolie says she wanted to reassure children that she would not die of the same disease that killed their grandmother

Campaigners praise Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy news for 'supporting women in a similar situation'

As a Hollywood star with global appeal, Angelina Jolie's decision to publicise her preventative double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer has given support to women in a similar situation, say campaigners.

Angelina Jolie's decision to tell the world about her double mastectomy is truly brave and truly inspiring

'Raising awareness' is usually just an empty celebrity culture cliché, but Jolie's article for The New York Times could make a real difference to women's lives.

Insomnia doubles the risk of prostate cancer, study claims

Insomnia can double the risk of prostate cancer in older men, a study suggests. The risk rises proportionately with the severity of sleep problems, increasing from 1.6 to 2.1 times the usual level.

Silicone implants are radio-obscure so they cast a shadow on X-rays obscuring the breast tissue that lies behind them

Breast implants 'increase cancer death risk,' say scientists

Breast augmentations are now the commonest operation performed by pastic surgeons

Hormone drug could dramatically reduce breast cancer risk

A family of common hormone treatments can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer in women at risk from the disease, research has shown.

Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls who died aged 53

Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies of breast cancer and MS aged 53

Chrissy Amphlett, the raunchy lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls whose hit "I Touch Myself" brought her international fame in the early 1990s, died at her home in New York City on Sunday. She was 53 years old.

US scientists have made claims that low-doses of aspirin may stop growth of breast cancer

Low-dose aspirin may stop growth of breast cancer, study suggests

Small doses of aspirin may block the growth and spread of the most virulent strains of breast cancer, research has revealed.

Among them will be 60 runners attempting to set an array of Guinness World Records – including Jerome Timbrell who hopes to complete the fastest marathon as a mascot while dressed as a fire extinguisher

2012 all over again: London Marathon's search for the Olympic spirit

As well as showing solidarity with Boston, the race will revive last year's feel good factor

Plaintiffs arrive for the start of the trial at an improvised courthouse

Breast implants court case: 5,000 women lift French trial to a scale never seen before

Breast implant firm’s founder faces fraud charge alongside four colleagues

Anna Friel, Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton and Chris Addison arriving at the UK premiere of The Look of Love at the Curzon Soho, London.

'Someone had to do it' - Steve Coogan admits to strip club research for The Look Of Love

Steve Coogan tonight admitted he visited a lot of strip clubs to research his latest role as porn baron Paul Raymond.

Men could receive routine saliva test for prostate cancer within five years

Breakthrough? Scientists unveil the 'single biggest leap forward' in tackling prostate cancer

Men could receive routine saliva test within five years, after pan-European research

Anastacia is suffering from breast cancer

Anastacia cancels Dubai gig and European tour after second breast cancer diagnosis

Singer Anastacia has cancelled a scheduled performance in Dubai as well as an upcoming European tour after being diagnosed with breast cancer  for a second time.

Modern approaches to cancer therapy are based on diagnosing the disease at the level of the DNA. Drugs, such as Herceptin, can then be targeted at those patients with a particular genetic profile. This can produce better results as well as eliminating unnecessary therapy in patients who would otherwise not respond to treatment

Forensic cancer treatment: Personalised drugs therapy becoming a reality with hopes for improvement in survival rates

A decade ago it took tens of millions of pounds and many years to sequence the compete genome of one individual. Now it takes a few hundred pounds and a couple of days to decode the entire DNA of a cancer cell.

A radiologist examines mammograms on a lightbox

Women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication under new NHS plans

Around half a million women with a strong family history of breast cancer should be offered drugs to prevent the disease from developing, according to official advice issued today.

A radiologist examines mammograms on a lightbox

Scientists 'put positive spin' on breast cancer studies

Scientists involved in breast cancer research tend to exaggerate the positives and underplay the negatives of their findings, a new study suggests.

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