Oncology

Swedish researchers present new ovarian cancer treatment

Metastatic ovarian cancer sufferers could soon be treated with a radioactive substance that seeks and destroys tumour cells in the future, it has been claimed.

African nations 'ignoring cancer problem'

Health officials in Africa are failing to give cancer the same attention as conditions such as HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, it has been claimed.

Cervical cancer tests 'saving lives in Zambia'

A health initiative in Zambia is helping provide cervical cancer screening for women in two of the country's nine provinces, it has been reported.

Majority of UK teens 'accepting HPV vaccination'

Seven in ten eligible 12 to 13-year-old girls in the UK were fully immunised against HPV during 2008-09, according to a National Health Service (NHS) report.

Lifestyle 'a factor in breast cancer risk'

Research conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has indicated that lifestyle does significantly impact on the risk of breast cancer in women.

Breast cancer researchers 'discover potential cure'

British scientists are a step closer to developing a cure for breast cancer, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Ovarian cancer awareness 'should be a priority'

Ovarian cancer must be made a health priority if the high mortality rates associated with the condition are to be reduced, it has been claimed.

Ovarian cancer sufferers 'facing treatment delay'

A new study has indicated that many women with ovarian cancer are facing delays in receiving a diagnosis despite reporting symptoms to their doctor.

UK ovarian cancer rates 'have dropped during last decade'

A fifth fewer women have developed ovarian cancer in the UK over the last ten years, a new study has indicated.

Cancer survival rates 'improving'

A new study has indicated that cancer survival rates are improving in 15 to 24 year olds.