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Ageing population one of the main causes of increase

Scientists in bowel cancer breakthrough

Scientists have established how bowel cancer turns aggressive, leading the way for potential new drug treatments, it has been revealed.

Better detection and drugs will cut cancer death rate by a sixth

Experts predict that risk of dying will continue to fall for the next 15 years

Black men 'three times more likely to get prostate cancer'

Black men in England are three times more likely than whites to get prostate cancer and tend to be diagnosed five years younger, researchers have found.

All change: Why the voluntary sector means business

Fundraising has become an increasingly popular career choice, but it requires a special flair to do this job well.

Study finds huge differences in cancer health spending

Cancer patients in the metropolitan borough of Knowsley, near Liverpool, can count themselves fortunate in one respect. Unlucky though they are to have the disease, they live in the area with the highest spending on cancer treatment in the country.

'Devastating blow' to kidney cancer sufferers

Patients with advanced kidney cancer will be denied four treatments on the NHS under new guidelines published today.

Vitamin C injections 'stop spread of cancer' in rodents

Injections of vitamin C can stop the spread of cancer and slow the growth of tumours by 50 per cent in tests on laboratory mice, scientists said yesterday.

Miracle diet from the Med

How adding six types of food can cut the risk of cancer by 22 per cent

The 5-minute Interview: Dame Kelly Holmes, Athlete

'I'd like the country to feel more united'

Smoking ban has saved 40,000 lives

The nationwide smoking ban has triggered the biggest fall in smoking ever seen in England, a report says today.

Cancer cure trials move from mice to men

Hope of new breakthrough as US authorities give go-ahead to treat 22 patients with white blood cells

Skin cancer patient 'cured' using his own blood cells

A 52-year-old man with advanced melanoma, the lethal form of skin cancer, has been successfully treated using just his own blood.

Skin cancer toll soars among affluent young

Affluent families who take their children on foreign holidays where they are exposed to intense sunlight are contributing to soaring rates of malignant melanoma among the young.

The 5-minute Interview: Lara Lewington, TV and weather presenter

'I'm at my happiest now. I wouldn't like to be 21 again for the world'

New surgery offers pancreatic cancer hope

A London hospital has become the first in the UK to perform a new type of surgery for pancreatic cancer.

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