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Cancer treatment breakthrough

Cancer patients will be saved from unnecessary chemotherapy after scientists discovered that the most unstable cancer cells are actually least likely to multiply and spread. Each cell contains thousands of genes within 23 pairs of chromosomes.

The <i>IoS</i> Happy List 2011 - the 100

Patricia Roffey and Emily Dugan present profiles of 100 people who make Britain a better and a happier place to live. If you would like to nominate someone for The Happy List click on the link below

Tributes paid to Seve Ballesteros

Tributes poured in to golf legend Seve Ballesteros after the former world number one player died today aged 54 at his home in Spain.

Thousands set off on London Marathon

Tens of thousands of runners set off in good conditions as the London Marathon got under way today.

Bowel cancer surgery survival rates 'worrying'

Deaths after operations for bowel cancer in NHS hospitals range from one in 50 to almost one in six, according to the first comparison of cancer surgery survival rates.

Report reveals alcohol cancer link

One in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women across Western Europe are caused by drinking, according to new research.

Warning as skin cancer rates soar among young people

The use of sunbeds and lack of care on summer holidays have seen levels of skin cancer soar among young people, with more than two Britons under 35 being diagnosed every day, new research suggests.

Breast cancer could be curbed by preventive drug treatment

The soaring rate of breast cancer in Britain could be curbed if drugs to prevent the disease were offered to women in the same way that statins to lower cholesterol are offered to people at risk of heart disease, a panel of experts has concluded.

Support for plain cigarette packaging blows cold

Doubt was cast yesterday on the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes after the Government gave the idea only lukewarm support.

Motion pens Larkin paean for cancer charity appeal

The former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion has written a poem in memory of Philip Larkin, the celebrated English poet who died in 1985.

Enzyme link to breast cancer spread

Blocking a key chemical can stop breast cancer spreading to other organs, experts have discovered.

Boys 'need sex-virus jab'

Consideration should be given to routinely vaccinating young boys against a sexually-transmitted virus linked to mouth cancer, a leading expert says.

UK breast cancer rates continue relentless rise

The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year continues to rise, despite the expenditure of millions of pounds on efforts to prevent it. Scientists and cancer organisations have struggled to stem the tide – but to no avail.

NHS faces more cuts to avoid &#163;10bn deficit

The NHS may have to cut cancer research funding and social care to plug a £10bn hole in its budget because the success of efficiency savings are in doubt, according to a leaked report.

CT scans could save lung cancer patients

An American study offers hope to the 80 per cent of UK sufferers who are beyond help because the disease is diagnosed too late
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After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

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Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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