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Over the weekend, leading childhood cancer charity, Children with Cancer UK, published research claiming that rates of childhood cancer had increased by 40% over the past 16 years. They blamed the modern lifestyle - a lack of exercise, unhealthy diets of fast food, breathing polluted air and using electronic devices for this massive rise.

These claims ...

Anti-malaria drug could make radiotherapy more effective

Scientists in Oxford have discovered that using an old anti-malaria drug alongside radiotherapy treatment helps shrink hard to treat tumours. The drug, atovaquone, is a cheap, widely available and safe drug which causes tumours to process oxygen differently making them sensitive to the effects of radiotherapy.

Radiotherapy works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells ...