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Emma Griffin appointed new Chair of the board for Cancer Research UK’s Catalyst Club

UK Cancer Research - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 02:07
 Cancer Research UK announced today that Emma Griffin will be assuming the role of Chair of the Board for Cancer Research UK's Catalyst Club …
Categories: Cancer Research

CRT Pioneer fund, BACIT and SAREUM enter agreement to fund development of drugs to treat cancers including pancreatic, bowel and lung

UK Cancer Research - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 21:34
 THE Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF), London Stock Exchange-listed investment company, BACIT Limited (BACIT), and drug discover…
Categories: Cancer Research

Paul Marks Prize 2013 awarded to Cancer Research UK scientist

UK Cancer Research - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 02:06
 Dr Simon Boulton has been named as one of the recipients of the 2013 Paul Marks Prize for cancer research from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering …
Categories: Cancer Research

Less is more for radiotherapy in early breast cancers

UK Cancer Research - Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:01
 Giving radiotherapy in fewer, larger treatments is at least as safe and effective at treating early breast cancer as the international stand…
Categories: Cancer Research

Cancer Research Technology and Teva Pharmaceuticals form R&D alliance for R&D DNA damage response drugs

UK Cancer Research - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 23:00
 Cancer Research Technology Ltd. (CRT), Cancer Research UK’s technology development arm, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA)…
Categories: Cancer Research

Nuclear power plants do not raise risk of leukaemia in children

UK Cancer Research - Thu, 09/12/2013 - 12:05
 Young children who live near nuclear power plants do not have a greater risk of developing childhood leukaemia or non-Hodgkin Lymphoma accor…
Categories: Cancer Research

Scottish government stands firm on tobacco pack plan

UK Cancer Research - Tue, 09/10/2013 - 23:26
  Plans to introduce plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products are gathering pace in Scotland.
Categories: Cancer Research

Smokers urged to quit during Stoptober

UK Cancer Research - Mon, 09/09/2013 - 02:55
  Smokers are being challenged to move towards a healthier life by signing up for Stoptober, the 28-day non-smoking challenge.
Categories: Cancer Research

E-cigarettes 'as effective as nicotine patches'

UK Cancer Research - Sun, 09/08/2013 - 21:37
  E-cigarettes can be as effective as nicotine patches at helping smokers quit, according to researchers in New Zealand.
Categories: Cancer Research

Back of pack picture warnings on cigarettes 'less visible to young people'

UK Cancer Research - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 05:24
  Graphic picture warnings on the back of cigarette packs have little effect in deterring teenage smokers, a new UK study suggests.
Categories: Cancer Research

Laser technique improves accuracy of brain tumour surgery

UK Cancer Research - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 06:01
  A new laser-based technology could make brain tumour surgery much more accurate, according to US research.
Categories: Cancer Research

Scientists find new gene linked to ovarian cancer

UK Cancer Research - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 06:00
 Cancer Research UK scientists have found a gene in mice that could protect against ovarian cancer and, if faulty, may increase the chance of…
Categories: Cancer Research

Most adult survivors of childhood cancer cope well but some are susceptible to symptoms of depression

UK Cancer Research - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:05
 The majority of adult survivors of childhood cancer reported no or few symptoms of psychological distress over a 13 year follow-up period ac…
Categories: Cancer Research

UK rays responsible for more than a third of most recent sunburn cases

UK Cancer Research - Sun, 09/01/2013 - 23:28
 As temperatures soar this week, new figures from Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN show that 37 per cent of people admit the last time they w…
Categories: Cancer Research

Third advert from Japan Tobacco International ruled misleading

UK Cancer Research - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 23:19
  The Gallaher Group, a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International (JTI), made misleading claims about plain tobacco packaging, according to th…
Categories: Cancer Research

Government agrees biggest ever deal for state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines

UK Cancer Research - Tue, 08/27/2013 - 06:05
  The Government is to buy 20 cutting-edge radiotherapy machines in a new £30 million deal, the Department of Health has announced.
Categories: Cancer Research

Mums and grans back plain, standardised packaging to protect children from tobacco marketing

UK Cancer Research - Sun, 08/25/2013 - 12:01
 While the UK government remains unsure about the effectiveness of removing glamorous packaging on cigarettes, eight in ten women have less d…
Categories: Cancer Research

Call for death registries to record whether person was a smoker

UK Cancer Research - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 12:01
  Leading health researchers are calling for official death registries in all countries to record whether a person who has died was a smoker.
Categories: Cancer Research

Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men

UK Cancer Research - Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:05
 Death rates from malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – are 70 per cent higher in men than women, despite similar numbe…
Categories: Cancer Research

England’s stop smoking services help more than 20,000 smokers to give up

UK Cancer Research - Tue, 08/20/2013 - 12:05
 England's NHS 'stop smoking services' have enabled at least 20,000 smokers to kick the habit long term in 2010/11 according to new research …
Categories: Cancer Research
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