Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

One-week cancer test plans demands more GPs

Thousands of extra GPs and a big investment in technology will be needed if a Labour party pledge to introduce a one-week target for cancer diagnostic test...

NICE condemns Roche for price of cancer therapy

The pharmaceuticals giant Roche has been criticised in unprecedented terms by the government's drugs watchdog for refusing to significantly lower the price...

Prostate cancer experts discuss having the disease

Every year 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer - and more than 10,000 die from it. Treatment can cause anxiety and side-effects such as impotenc...

Oncology: draft guidance doesn’t recommend bevacizumab for recurrent ovarian cancer

NICE has published draft guidance on the use of bevacizumab (Avastin, Roche) for treating advanced ovarian cancer that has returned six months or more afte...

Oncologists attack uncertainty of drug funding

The UK could sink to the bottom of the European league table for cancer treatment if the government fails to continue funding innovative therapies when the...

500K to be offered breast cancer drugs, NICE says

More than half a million women at risk of breast cancer should be offered drugs by the NHS for the first time to stop it developing, according to official ...

Oncology: Cohort study on familial risk of early and late onset cancer

Relatives of family members diagnosed with cancer are still at risk of the disease even if the diagnosis came at an older age, suggests a paper. It is kno...

Breaking the taboo around death and dying

Kate Granger is a registrar in elderly medicine at Pinderfields Hospital and terminally ill. Rather than wallow in self-pity, like many of us would, she c...

NICE revises cancer recommendations on Zytiga

A drug to treat advanced prostate cancer should be given to patients on the NHS, a health watchdog has said. Abiraterone, marketed as Zytiga, can exte...

Oncology: Evidence continues to build on Aspirin preventing and treating cancer

A collection of three papers (two published in The Lancet and one in The Lancet Oncology) add to the growing evidence base suggesting that daily aspirin ca...

Longer cancer referral times for some groups

Cancer patients who are young, female or from an ethnic minority face a longer wait to be diagnosed and referred to a cancer specialist, researchers say. ...