Tag: Cancer Research UK

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Cancer Research UK is urging NICE to reconsider proposals to introduce a £20 million impact test on new drugs which include vital end-of-life medication. Presently the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decides which medicines are good value…

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Alcohol related deaths will rise to around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years and will cost the NHS an estimated £2 billion in treatments, according to estimates from a new report* by Sheffield University, commissioned by Cancer Research…

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FORTY PER CENT of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to an analysis of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM)* published today (Tuesday) in the Journal of…

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CANCER RESEARCH UK is launching its first online course to help people have more confident conversations about cancer. The free course, Talking About Cancer, aims to help prevent cases and improve early diagnosis.  It is designed for health workers and…

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A CANCER RESEARCH UK study has found that cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent. The new research, published in the British…

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Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, has confirmed today (Tuesday) that a new, simpler, bowel cancer home testing kit known as FIT (Faecal Immonochemical Test) will be rolled out across England. The new home testing kit is simpler – only one stool sample…

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TOBACCO will continue to devastate UK lives, with around 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses expected to occur over the next 20 years according to a new report published today (Wednesday) No Smoking Day. If recent trends were…

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Cancer Research UK is today (Tuesday) calling on the Government to make the tobacco industry pay* for the damage it causes and help reduce the number of people killed by its deadly product. Earlier this month a report published by…

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BOWEL cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening, according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network today (Friday). For the…

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ORAL CANCER is now the tenth most common cancer in men according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK today (Tuesday). This latest data shows around 7,300 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the UK in 2012** and…