Cancer

This section will maintain key information and medical advancements relating to cancer – how to prevent it and what treatments are available.

Not every new story - just major breakthroughs and studies on ways to prevent. Particularly will be focusing on research results in humans - lots of promising treatments unfortunately never make it from the lab, through human trials, and onto the market.

Resources

The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer - WebMD
An estimated 40% to 50% of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop at least one skin cancer. Learn to spot the early warning signs

Cancer genomics - Part of the 100,000 Genomes Project run by Genomics England

Recent News

Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS

BBC - 17-Sep-2018

New therapy is a combination of dabrafenib and trametinib drugs.

Nanoparticles can directly tackle cancer cells

Health Europa - 13-Aug-2018

UEA has developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs directly to a tumour.

Routine cancer DNA tests coming to NHS

Guardian - 03-Jul-2018

From 1 October, hospitals will analyse and interpret patient DNA.