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BBC’s George Alagiah to take break from TV after cancer spread

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The newsreader George Alagiah is to take a break from his presenting duties at the BBC as he deals with “a further spread of cancer”, his agent has said. The TV journalist, 65, was first diagnosed with the illness in ...

Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden diagnosed with testicular cancer

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The Norwich goalkeeper Dan Barden has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Scottish Premiership side Livingston but will be taking a break from football. “It has been a very ...

Drug trial offers new hope for those with metastatic breast cancer

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Scientists have launched a new trial that could offer hope to those with incurable breast cancer. They are studying whether an existing drug, talazoparib, also known by the brandname Talzenna, may offer a new treatmen...

New cancer treatment destroys tumours in terminally ill, finds trial

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A new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill patients, scientists have discovered. In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own can...

James Brokenshire memorial page raises thousands for lung cancer charity

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Thousands of pounds have been raised in memory of the former government minister James Brokenshire. The family of the 53-year-old, who died on Thursday after suffering lung cancer, set up a fundraising page to encoura...

Fuel crisis leading to cancellations of NHS cancer appointments

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The postponement of NHS appointments for some cancer patients because of the fuel crisis will heap additional pressure on patients and their families, charities have warned. The Guardian learned that several cancer pa...

Sailing adventure: how young cancer patients can rebuild confidence at sea

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The word cancer should never be associated with children but, very sadly, around 4,400 young people in the UK, aged 24 and under, are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. Tha...

Young cancer patients in UK face ‘inequality of fertility provision’

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Children and young people with cancer face a postcode lottery for services to preserve their fertility, a damning report has revealed. Treatments for childhood cancer have improved dramatically over the past 50 years,...

‘Highly effective’ ovarian cancer treatment could help thousands of women

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Thousands of women with ovarian cancer could benefit from a revolutionary drug combination after it was shown to shrink tumours in half of patients with an advanced form of the disease. The pair of drugs – which work ...

TV presenter Julia Bradbury reveals she has breast cancer

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The television presenter Julia Bradbury has announced she has breast cancer, and urged other women to check their breasts and seek help if they notice any changes. The 51-year-old broadcaster will undergo a mastectomy...

New drug could slow tumour regrowth in inoperable bowel cancer

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Researchers have identified a potential new targeted treatment for incurable bowel cancer. The medication has shown promise in a clinical trial in slowing the regrowth of tumours among some patients with the condition...

GSK teams with King’s College to use AI to fight cancer

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The pharmaceuticals firm GSK has struck a five-year partnership with King’s College London to use artificial intelligence to develop personalised treatments for cancer by investigating the role played by genetics in t...

NHS England announces large-scale trial of potential early cancer test

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The NHS has launched the world’s largest trial of a potentially gamechanging blood test that aims to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. More than 100,000 volunteers are being sought to provide...

Early CT scans deliver huge fall in lung cancer deaths, study shows

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Screening smokers and ex-smokers could dramatically reduce deaths from lung cancer – Britain’s biggest cancer killer – a major new study has found. Low-dose computerised tomography (CT) scans can detect tumours in peo...

Richard E Grant reveals late wife Joan Washington had lung cancer

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Richard E Grant has revealed his wife of 35 years, Joan Washington, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer eight months before her death. The actor, 64, known for films including Withnail And I and Can You Ever For...

Proceeds from Sarah Harding’s last single to fund cancer research

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Proceeds from Sarah Harding’s last single are to be used to fund research by the cancer treatment centre that cared for her prior to her death. Her final release, Wear It Like a Crown, topped the iTunes chart in March...

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