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January 15th 2021 - A newly developed method for subtyping ovarian cancer has been validated as accurately predicting disease outcome.

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Progress against challenging cancer mutation
December 2020 - Scientists have discovered a new method for targeting the KRAS mutation, involved in a number of cancers, it has been announced.

Promising new immunotherapy for neuroblastoma
November 2020 - A novel CAR T-cell therapy that is designed to target cancerous tumours has shown promising early results in children with neuroblastoma, according to a new study.

Hope for new psoriasis treatment
October 2020 - A possible new therapy for psoriasis has shown promise, a European conference has heard.

Assessing treatment for older breast cancer patients
September 2020 - Many elderly breast cancer patients should be considered for more intensive treatment than is currently offered, researchers have found.

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September 24th 2004 - The first baby has been born to a woman who underwent an ovary transplant, it was announced today.

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May 6th - 8th 2002 - News Special from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Brisbane.

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July 9th 2001 - The links between psychiatry and the arts are to be celebrated at a conference which starts in London today.
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Mad cow disease report - Lord Phillips Cover-ups that led to spread of mad cow disease
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