Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy. Cancer Research UK's work is entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.
(Medical Xpress)—The body's own immune system's fight against breast cancer is controlled by genetic 'fine tuners', known as microRNAs, according to a study published in Nature today.
Cancer May 06, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 1 |
The diabetes drug metformin slows the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today.
Cancer May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Following some of the coldest and wettest weather on record, around 4.9 million people in the UK (10 per cent) are more likely to risk scorching themselves in strong sun in an attempt to get a tan this summer, ...
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
Women say they get less satisfaction and less enjoyment from smoking cigarettes that come in plain, standardised packs - according to new research released today (Thursday).
Health Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Women are surprised and shocked that breast screening can lead to 'overdiagnosis' of cancer, but would rather go for screening than take the risk of missing a cancer that could be treated, according to new ...
Cancer Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Older bladder cancer patients are less likely than younger patients to receive treatments intended to cure their disease such as surgery to remove the bladder or radiotherapy. But this difference cannot ...
Cancer Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Almost two thirds (65 per cent) of the public distrust the tobacco industry to present believable and independent arguments about how to reduce smoking rates, according to new Cancer Research UK figures published ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A unique sub-type of bowel cancer has been discovered which has a worse outcome than other types of colon cancer and is resistant to certain targeted treatments, according to research published ...
Cancer Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A protein – already known to be involved in a cell's response to stress – called Tetratricopeptide repeat domain 5 (TTC5) is critical to the development of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), according to ...
Cancer Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Bowel cancer rates among men have risen by nearly 30 per cent in the last 35 years, while women have seen an increase of only six per cent, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Teenage and young adult cancer deaths almost halved in last 30 years but success masks lack of access to clinical trials
The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer in Britain has fallen from around 580 per year in the mid-70s (1975-77) to around 300 today (2008-2010), according to a new Cancer Research UK report.
Cancer Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Around 207,000 children aged 11-15 start smoking in the UK every year according to new research published today (Friday).
Health Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Women with triple-negative breast cancer are more likely to have high levels of the MET biomarker in their tumours, making it a good new target for cancer drugs according to research published in the British Jo ...
Cancer Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study that combines genetic information on bowel cancer with NHS patient outcome data has found a link between family history of the disease and a better chance of survival, published in the British Jo ...
Cancer Mar 20, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Report supports tackling tobacco consumption, improving vaccination access to reduce global cancer burden
Combating the tobacco industry's tactics in the world's poorest countries as well as ensuring the best cancer vaccines are available to those most in need are key in order to reduce the number of cancer deaths worldwide, ...
Cancer Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |