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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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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

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They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

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A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

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Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

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