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26/10/2020 - New generation BRAF inhibitor shows promise
A drug designed to work against a range of BRAF mutations in several cancers is showing early promise, a European conference heard last night. More

09/10/2020 - CRISPR/Cas9 pioneers win Nobel Prize
Two scientists whose work has revolutionised the treatment of haematological diseases have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. More

06/10/2020 - 'Game changer' paediatric neuroblastoma drug trial announced
A recently developed drug could be a “game changer” treatment for children with neuroblastoma, it was announced today. More

02/10/2020 - Treatment hope for HER2+ breast cancer patients
Women with early HER2+ breast cancer survive longer if they are prescribed lapatinib and trastuzumab before surgery, the results of a Spanish trial have revealed More

01/10/2020 - How virus affected breast screening Europe-wide
The pressure on breast screening programmes across many European countries during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in deaths from cancer, a conference will hear today. More

30/09/2020 - Assessing treatment for older breast cancer patients
Many elderly breast cancer patients should be considered for more intensive treatment than is currently offered, researchers have found. More

30/09/2020 - DNA repair drug benefits advanced cancer
A novel treatment for advanced cancer has shown promising results in a recent trial, British researchers have announced. More

22/09/2020 - Combination treatment could attack aggressive prostate cancers
An experimental cancer drug combined with targeted hormone treatment could treat an aggressive group of prostate cancers, a European conference has heard. More

21/09/2020 - Access to cancer medicines and trials vary across Europe
Access to cancer medicines varies widely across Europe both for new drugs in development and for currently approved drugs, a conference has heard. More

18/09/2020 - Breast cancer patients should receive brain scans
Women with breast cancer should receive brain scans to ensure metastatic disease is identified while it is asymptomatic, according to a new analysis. More

11/09/2020 - plasmaMATCH trial success for breast cancer patients
A blood test that can identify a variety of mutations in advanced breast cancer can match women to effective targeted treatments, according to the early results of a major clinical trial. More

10/09/2020 - Genetic vulnerability in breast cancer cells discovered
A genetic vulnerability that is present in nearly 10% of all breast cancer tumours has been discovered, scientists have announced. More

04/09/2020 - Social smokers face disproportionate lung disease and cancer risk
So-called “social smokers” are more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers, a European conference hears today. More

04/09/2020 - World falling behind on non-communicable diseases
Most of the world is falling behind on promises to tackle chronic and non-communicable diseases – and the COVID-19 pandemic has made this worse, according to a major analysis. More

03/09/2020 - Immunotherapy hope for aggressive pancreatic cancer
An aggressive form of pancreatic cancer could respond to immunotherapy, according to a study published today. More

21/08/2020 - Surge in melanoma skin cancer death rates
Melanoma skin cancer death rates in the UK have increased 150% since the 1970s, with men being affected more, according to new analysis by Cancer Research UK. More

13/08/2020 - Lives saved with reduced age breast screening
Breast screening women in their forties reduces breast cancer mortality, with little increase in overdiagnosis, according to a UK study out today. More

24/07/2020 - Alarm over low surgery rates for elderly breast patients
Women over 70 undergoing breast cancer treatment should be formally assessed for frailty to ensure treatment decisions are justified, experts say. More

23/07/2020 - Plant protein diet can reduce mortality risk
People should consume more protein – particularly plant protein – to help reduce mortality risk for a number of diseases, says a new study published today. More

21/07/2020 - Gum disease 'increases gastric and oesophageal cancer' risk
People with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of developing oesophageal and gastric cancer, researchers say today. More

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