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Danish scientists have taken early steps towards creating an artificial human ovary designed to help women conceive after cancer treatments that can damage fertility.
New blood diopsy test could herald new age in cancer treatment
Doctors are excited at early results of test that could mean widespread early screening, detection and treatment of 10 cancers, significantly impacting survival rates, and slashing health costs.
UK announces huge cancer research cash boost
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Possible breakthrough on lung cancer
Researchers discover combination of treatments improves life expectancy.
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Glucose causes a 'vicious cycle' which stimulates the multiplication of cancer cells
A 'pen' that can diagnose cancer in 10 seconds
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Cancer: many suffering and dying prematurely due to slow diagnosis says WHO
The World Health Organisation has launched a report to coincide with World Cancer Day on February 4. It is calling for efforts to be stepped up worldwide to catch the disease earlier.
Pfizer to buy Medivation and boost cancer drug portfolio
Pfizer has outbid Sanofi to buy the US cancer drug company Medivation, thereby acquiring the prostate cancer treatment Xtandi.
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From the ocean to the science lab, researchers are investigating whether a chemical found in sea snails may be used to tackle chemo-resistant cancers.
Potentially groundbreaking cancer therapy has 'extraordinary' results
Tests of a potentially groundbreaking new cancer therapy have had “extraordinary” results on Leukemia patients.
Marilyn(s) dive in to fight against cancer
Hundreds of Marilyn Monroe lookalikes jumped into the water for a good cause. At the initiative of an association for cancer research, they took part
"We're not alarmist." WHO defends meat cancer report
A gust of panic over the food we eat blew across Europe with the release on Monday of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer
Meat cancer report: fear and confusion
Many people have responded to a World Health Organisation report carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — which put
Little sign the public will heed the IARC's meat warning
Public reactions to the IARC’s report have been mostly dismissive, with people in general believing that as long as their diets stay balanced they
IARC risks confusion with report on cancer-causing meats
The International Agency of Research into Cancer (IARC) has been accused of misleading the public and the media after classifying processed meat
Work on DNA repair wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry
The three scientists who have shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry were unveiled at a press conference in Sweden. Swede Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich
Messenger RNA: the molecule that may teach our bodies to beat cancer
Groundbreaking German research into the RNA molecule is giving hope of a major leap forward in the treatment of prostate cancer and other conditions
Do you know: can our cells create medicines?
Can we help our bodies to create its own drug against cancer? Or its own vaccine against molecular diseases? Do the answers rely on an elusive
World Cancer Day: what are the prospects of battling the disease?
Cancer is the cause of 26% of deaths in the EU, with 1.3 million fatalities in 2011. Here are some of the latest facts about the disease reported in