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  • Life Extending Cancer Drug will not be made Available to all Patients in Scotland

    Life Extending Cancer Drug will not be made Available to all Patients in Scotland0

    Sarcoma UK is disappointed to see that life extending cancer drug trabectedin (Yondelis) will not be made available routinely on the NHS to sarcoma patients in Scotland. Trabectedin, a chemotherapy drug which has been routinely available in the rest of the UK for over a decade, has been denied approval for regular use in Scotland

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  • How to detect early signs of mouth cancer

    How to detect early signs of mouth cancer0

    Mouth Cancer is on the increase. Unlike lung cancer or breast cancer, it’s the only major form of the disease that increases in incidence year on year, now accounting for more deaths in the UK than road traffic accidents or testicular and cervical cancer combined. Each year there are more than 8,000 new diagnoses resulting

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  • Queen’s University Belfast Awarded Research Grant to Improve Bone Marrow Cancer Treatment

    Queen’s University Belfast Awarded Research Grant to Improve Bone Marrow Cancer Treatment0

    Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have received the first scientific research grant from MDS UK to improve treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), a type of bone marrow cancer.Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a form of bone marrow cancer whereby the bone marrow gradually fails to produce mature healthy cells. In some patients, MDS can progress to

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  • Can Thermal Imaging Detect Breast Cancer?

    Can Thermal Imaging Detect Breast Cancer?0

    If Bal Gill had not chosen to visit the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions at Edinburgh’s Royal Mile earlier this year, there’s a good chance she would be facing a death sentence instead. The tourist attraction in the Scottish capital is a popular destination for tourists to the city and offers, among other things,

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  • The Continued Evolution of Prostate Cancer Screening

    The Continued Evolution of Prostate Cancer Screening0

    New data will offer a unique insight into whether prostate MRI could be the test that we are looking for to preferentially detect those cancers which will benefit from treatment, whilst minimising over-detection and overtreatment which can only cause harm. The first attempt at prostate cancer screening assessed nearly 6000 men with annual digital rectal

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  • Rise in Liver Cancer Diagnoses in UK Driven by Alcohol and Obesity

    Rise in Liver Cancer Diagnoses in UK Driven by Alcohol and Obesity0

    The British Liver Trust has warned that damage to the liver caused by alcohol and unhealthy lifestyles is leading to an increase in liver cancer diagnoses in the UK. In just ten years, the incidence of liver cancer has increased by 60% and currently 16 people every day are diagnosed with the disease. Most cases

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