Oncology

Position of body fat can predict cancer risk

The position where women carry body fat could be as strong of an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), a new study has indicated. Research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that body size, BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio can all lead to...

Breast cancer cells spread in gangs, study shows

When breast cancer cells spread, they move in units of tumor cells, a new study has indicated. Research from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that many of the mutations driving recurrent tumours when they appear elsewhere were part of the original tumour. Many...

RCOG and FSRH release manifesto ahead of 2017 election

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have published their manifesto ahead of the general election. It urges the government to consider a national maternity review, make improvements to planning services and support...

WHO members urged to delink R&D from cancer medicine

Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) have been urged to delink the costs of research and development (R&D) from the prices of cancer medicines. A number of civil society organisations and health specialists have sent a letter to delegates at the annual World Health Assembly and member...

WHO members urged to delink R&D from cancer medicine

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been urged to delink the costs of research and development (R&D) from the prices of cancer medicines. A number of civil society organisations and health specialists have sent a letter to delegates at the annual World Health Assembly and member...

Cancer Research UK: Prescription history could lead to quicker cancer detection

Cancer Research UK are to fund a new investigation to look at whether patterns in medication taken by patients could help to diagnose cancer earlier than ever before. The findings could especially help those who have nonspecific symptoms that don’t typically suggest cancer. Only around half...

Teenager designs breast cancer-detecting bra

A teenager in Mexico has designed a bra that could detect breast cancer in women who are predisposed to the disease. Julian Rios Cantu developed the bra after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He then started a company with three friends to produce the bra. Speaking in a video posted on...

Potential new ovarian cancer treatment discovered

New research may reveal why up to 85 per cent of women experience recurrence of high-grade serous ovarian cancer - which is the most common subtype of ovarian cancer - after treatment with the chemotherapy drug carboplatin. The research, carried out by Dr Sanaz Memarzadeh, of the Eli and Edythe...

Women ‘should continue to be screened for cervical cancer after 65’

A new study has found that women should continue to be screened for cervical cancer after the age of 65. The study, led by Dr Mary White, chief of the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia, US,...

Thousands of cancers diagnosed in A&E after GPs miss signs

GPs across the UK are missing the signs of cancer, causing thousands of people to be diagnosed when they visit accident and emergency. New research from Cambridge University, University College London and Public Health England (PHE) has found that people are receiving A&E cancer diagnoses,...