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Antibiotics effective in treating melanoma

Researchers at KU Leuven have discovered that certain antibiotics appear to be effective in treating a form of skin cancer known as melanoma.
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Simple test for early detection of oesophageal cancer is being rolled out in Scotland

A non-invasive test for the early detection of oesophageal cancer has been developed by a team of researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Cell Unit and is now being rolled out across Scotland.
dpyd genotyping, pharmacogenomics

DPYD genotyping to improve patients’ therapy response

Here Yourgene Health, a molecular diagnostics company with products and technologies that enable precision medicine in oncology from bench to clinic, discuss genetic testing - or more specifically, pharmacogenomics.
cancer treatment in the uk

Cancer treatment: Radiotherapy

Cancer Centre London’s Keisha Robinson spoke to Open Access Government about cancer treatment in the UK today, in particular, radiotherapy.
ovarian cancer symptoms

Subtle ovarian cancer symptoms that should not be missed

In recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Dr Nicky Keay, Chief Medical Officer at Forth and expert in endocrinology and women’s health problems, takes a look at some of the most common symptoms that too often get overlooked.
incurable childhood cancer, DIPG

Scientists identify possible drug to fight incurable childhood cancer

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is an incurable childhood cancer that has no effective treatment - but now, scientists in Australia believe they have found a drug that could begin to treat this cancer.
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Star-gazing techniques used to detect cancerous moles

An STFC-funded project, MoleGazer, has successfully implemented astronomical techniques, used for star-gazing, to detect and track the evolution of cancerous moles.
head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer treatment

Michelle Vickers, CEO of the Head and Neck Cancer Foundation tells us what we need to know about head and neck cancer treatment, including comment on driving surgical-technological development.
electronics in the body, tumours

One step closer to implanting diagnostic electronics in the body

The American Chemical Society (ACS) are closer to using electronics in the body, to diagnose tumours and track illnesses.
cancer care

Advancements in Canada’s cancer care require strong government action

Here, Andrea Seale CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, discusses the recently elected government’s commitments to support Canadians with cancer.
whole body MRI

Should whole body MRI become first line in cancer staging?

Here, Professor Stuart Taylor at University College London (UCL), discusses the possibilities of whole body MRI in cancer staging.

Researchers create world’s most detailed map of breast cancer risk

An international team identified over 350 DNA 'errors' that increase risk of developing the disease, creating a map of breast cancer risk.
importance of international men's day

What is the importance of International Men’s Day?

ANCON Medical discusses the importance of men getting diagnosed early for common cancers to mark this year's International Men's day.
mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation launches national mouth cancer campaign

More than 130 people joined The Oral Health Foundation yesterday, at the Houses of Parliament, as the charity announced this year's Mouth Cancer Action Month.
cancer screening machines

78 NHS trusts to receive new cancer screening machines

The 78 trusts, that have now been announced, will receive funding for new machines that will improve patient experience and lead to earlier cancer diagnosis.
NHS technology

Government to invest over £130 million in new NHS technology

Patients will benefit from significant government investment in new NHS technology to improve treatment, diagnosis and care options for diseases including cancer.
ovarian cancer

New test could diagnose ovarian cancer up to two years earlier

A new test developed at Queen's University could allow ovarian cancer to be diagnosed at a stage up to two years earlier than current methods.
health-data programme

New health-data programme to detect diseases early

Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
detection and survival

NHS to prioritise early cancer detection and survival

Cancer diagnosis will be made faster and more accurate with new technology to improve detection and survival, Matt Hancock announces.
Men's health week, male breast cancer

Men’s Health Week: Raising awareness about male breast cancer

During Men’s Health Week (10-16 June 2019) Breast Cancer Haven aims to raise awareness of breast cancer amongst the male population and remind the public that the charity’s services are available to anyone affected by the disease.

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