NHS England data for January 2019 show that no less than one in four patients diagnosed with cancer did not start treatment on time, Hospitals have a target of 85% of patients starting treatment for Cancer within 62 days of their GP’s urgent referral. This is not being met because of lack of hospital…Details
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Update. Mar 7 2019 The UK government has launched a national cervical cancer screening campaign this Spring following the screening uptake hitting a 20-year low. One in three women are failing to take the test which is freely available on the NHS to women aged between 25 and 64. It is estimated that if…Details
US clinical trial results show that a treatment regimen developed specifically for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, (ALL), is also effective for treating older adolescents and young adults with the disease, though patients in the study who were obese or very obese had significantly worse outcomes than other patients. Haematologist Dr Wendy Stock of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma…Details
A Manchester Biomedical Research centre study has shown that annual Breast Cancer screening for younger women aged 35-39 with a family history of Breast Cancer would effectively detect incipient and cancerous tumours earlier and thus save lives. The numbers of breast cancers discovered in the study led by Professor Gareth Evans were significant. The charity…Details
The University of Manchester Viral Oncology Research Laboratories are working on developing a new diagnostic procedure for Childhood Leukaemia with support from Caring Cancer Trust’s Stopcancer funding programme. A problem with modern medicine is that tests for most infectious agents are only given on the basis of symptoms. However, it is well known that some…Details
Your immune system is there to fight off infections and diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and bone marrow. Immunotherapy drug treatment can either help the body’s immune system to fight cancer either directly, or generally stimulate the immune system…Details