Global Cancer News

NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

Anne Li Cancer rates are increasing, meaning more people than ever are being diagnosed with the disease. And with more people to look after, the NHS is coming under growing strain to meet demand –…

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Blood test could predict skin cancer’s return

Anne Li Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that testing skin cancer patients’ blood for tumour DNA could help predict the chances of an aggressive cancer returning. Published in the Annals of Oncology, the findings…

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Breast cancer less likely to come back with more intensive chemo

Anne Li Giving chemotherapy in higher average doses reduces the risk of early stage breast cancer coming back. More intense chemotherapy dosing also reduced the risk of patients dying from their breast cancer, compared to…

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Novel compound restores immune response in patients with melanoma

Anne Li A novel compound may restore immune response in patients with melanoma, according to a study presented at the ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017. “Checkpoint inhibitors are a standard of care immunotherapy for metastatic…

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Including diagnosis related costs, 3-D mammography costs less than digital mammography

Anne Li Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers…

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