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Ageing population one of the main causes of increase

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert