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Greater need for pre-test genetic counselling, survey reveals

Researchers from Stanford University in America have conducted a survey on the experiences...

Cancer during pregnancy linked to increased risk of stillbirths

Researchers in Sweden have found a link between increased risk of stillbirth and maternal...

Adverse prostate therapy effects show choice must be judicious

New study suggests research into selection and offer of prostate cancer treatments should be

BRCA mutation tests in US extended to low-risk women

A study, carried out by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine looks at the use of

British-led research uncovers new information on brain cancer

Scientists have found 13 new genetic errors associated with an increased risk of developing...

Do radiation therapists confuse patients with medical jargon?

The complexity and specialised nature of technical medical terminology, or jargon, can be...

Sunlight and cancer: what are the risks in the UK?

If a causal relationship is acknowledged, 2 per cent of all cutaneous malignant melanoma in...

Can treatments for autoimmune diseases cause neoplastic changes?

Long-term use of azathioprine, an anti-proliferative immunosuppressant antimetabolite, is...

Patients with cancer want more research into palliative and end of life care

Palliative and end of life care should be top priorities for future research, a new study...

Strong evidence to support association between obesity and certain types of cancer

A large review lead by researchers at Imperial College London has discovered ‘strong...

One-off screening test cuts risk of developing bowel cancer by a third

A one-off screening test for bowel cancer reduces the risk of developing the disease for at...

Lifetime weight gain linked to oesophageal and stomach cancers

People who are overweight in early adulthood and become obese in later life are three times...

Childhood cancer treatment can affect psychosexual development in later life

Adults who received treatments for childhood cancer that were especially toxic to the...

Risk of dying from cervical cancer higher than previously thought

A new analysis of cervical cancer mortality rates has revealed that the risk of dying from...

Psychological distress linked to increased risk of death from some cancers

Higher levels of anxiety and depression may be associated with an increased risk of death...

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