VIDEO: Breast cancer drug price cut call

by Jones on April 23, 2014

The medicines watchdog for England and Wales says it is disappointed that the drug company Roche will not reduce the price of a new breast cancer drug for the NHS.
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Breast cancer drug price cut urged

by Jones on April 23, 2014

Campaigners urge pharmaceutical giant Roche to lesser the cost of a pioneering breast cancer drug as the NHS prepares to rejects its use on price grounds.
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VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

April 21, 2014

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s. BBC News – Health

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Skin cancer rates ‘surge since 70s’

April 21, 2014

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. BBC News – Health

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Warning over bowel cancer screening

April 16, 2014

Bowel cancer scan’s uptake needs to assist put right, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test. BBC News – Health

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How often is prostate cancer misdiagnosed?

April 11, 2014

The headline is worrying: “half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed”. BBC News – Health

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Half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed

April 11, 2014

Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of cases, scientists say. BBC News – Health

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Lung cancer survival rates ‘poor’

April 4, 2014

Half of people with lung cancer die within six months of diagnosis, says a report from Macmillan Cancer Support which looked at cancer survival rates. BBC News – Health

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AUDIO: GP questions breast cancer self checks

April 2, 2014

Glasgow GP Margaret McCartney and Kris Hallenga from the charity CoppaFeel discuss whether it is assistful for adult females to check their breasts for signs of cancer. BBC News – Health

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‘Step forward’ in skin cancer fight

March 30, 2014

Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater chances of skin cancer because of their family history. BBC News – Health

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