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Who gets cancer treatment, and who completes it?
Cancer treatment is now very effective in many cases, yet not all patients with cancer are referred and not all complete their treatment programme. This has puzzled cancer specialists who have wondered if psychological factors might influence their decision and has led to research carried out by Dr Stan Lindsay from the Institute of Psychiatry in London, and presented on Saturday 23 November... View News Article (2002-11-13)


Comment from Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Molecular Oncology Unit at the Hammersmith Hospital, in response to US research* that has linked breast cancer to a virus:
Comment from Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Molecular Oncology Unit at the Hammersmith Hospital, in response to US research* that has linked breast cancer to a virus: View News Article (1999-08-11)


PROSTATE CANCER SERIES (p 859)
A four-week series about prostate cancer-the third most common cancer in men worldwide, and the leading male cancer in Europe and North America-begins in this week's issue of THE LANCET. The first article, by Henrik Grönberg of Umea University, Sweden, assesses the epidemiology of prostate cancer, and examines the impact of genetic and environmental (especially dietary) risk factors that are... View News Article (2003-03-05)


Family history of breast cancer does not increase risk of womb cancer
A family history of breast cancer does not increase a woman`s chances of developing womb cancer, finds a 20-year study in the Journal of Medical Genetics. Cancers of the lining of the womb (endometrium) and breast share some of the same reproductive, hormonal, and lifestyle risk factors. The evidence for a genetic link between the two types of cancer has so far been inconclusive. But a team from... View News Article (2002-11-01)


Breast cancer drug receives FDA approval
A new use for the breast cancer drug Herceptin was approved by the FDA yesterday, a move that means more treatment options for the 25 percent of breast cancer patients with early-stage HER-2 positive breast cancer. View News Article (2006-11-20)


Chemotherapy and tamoxifen reduce risk of second breast cancer
Among breast cancer patients, both chemotherapy and tamoxifen independently reduced the risk of developing a second cancer in the other breast, according to a study published online December 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The risk reduction persisted for at least 10 and 5 years, respectively. View News Article (2007-12-26)


Cancer stem cell vaccine in development shows antitumor effect
Scientists may have discovered a new paradigm for immunotherapy against cancer by priming antibodies and T cells with cancer stem cells, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. View News Article (2012-04-02)


Women smokers have higher risk of lung cancer than men smokers, though lower lung cancer death rate
Women who smoke appear to be more susceptible to lung cancer than men who smoke, though women smokers have a lower rate of lung cancer-related death. View News Article (2006-07-12)


Increased ovarian cancer risk not found in women with breast cancer family history
Women with a strong family history of breast cancer but who don't have breast cancer genetic mutations can now be reassured that they are not at increased risk for ovarian cancer. View News Article (2005-09-21)


Women without regular medical care at increased risk of ovarian cancer
In North America, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer and is the leading cause of death among women with gynecological cancer. The high mortality is in part due to the difficulty of detecting and diagnosing this condition at an early stage. View News Article (2007-03-27)

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