Tag: Cancer

cancer research uk

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…

cancer research uk

Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “Since the last General Election, the Government has championed the need for a comprehensive and robust strategy to tackle the growing obesity crisis, particularly for children. Today is a missed opportunity in…

Digital health, data generation

Factors that influence when boys go through puberty could affect a man’s future risk of developing prostate cancer, a large study funded by World Cancer Research Fund has found[1]. For the first time, sexual maturation was assessed using genetic markers…

Burning cigarette

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…

Macmillan cancer support

Responding to the cancer waiting times statistics for December 2015 released today by NHS England[i], Dr Fran Woodard, Director of Policy and Impact at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “It is encouraging to see that cancer waiting times targets, which outline…

Burning cigarette

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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Harms of screening are certain, but benefits in overall mortality are not … “We must be honest about this uncertainty,” they say! Cancer screening has never been shown to “save lives” as advocates claim, argue experts in The BMJ today. This…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

The Bromley by Bow Centre and Macmillan Cancer Support have partnered to create an innovative social prescribing service for people living with and beyond cancer in East London. The service helps people on a one-to-one basis to improve their wellbeing.…

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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…