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A new treatment for leukaemia developed in Australia has been fast-tracked for use in the US and EU. The drug Venetoclax is a targeted therapy designed to prevent the perpetual growth and replication of cancer cells.

By blocking BCL2, a protein produced by cancer cells making them immortal, Venetoclax stops the cells from being able ...

Ovarian Cancer: Death rates fall worldwide

A study by Italian researchers has found that the number of people dying from ovarian cancer has dropped over the past decade due to increased use of the contraceptive pill together with a decline in the long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

The study compared data on ovarian cancer death rates worldwide from 2002 ...

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 ...

NHS to use radioactive drugs to treat Prostate Cancer

A new radioactive treatment for prostate cancer that has spread to the bones has received approval by NICE for use in the NHS. The drug, Xofigo, will be available from December 2016 and is expected to help reduce bone pain and fractures for hundreds of men across the UK.

Xofigo is made from Radium-223 dichloride and ...

The use of chemotherapy in England is being scrutinised this week after a study by Public Health England (PHE) found that almost  1,400 patients with either breast or lung cancer died in England in 2014 within a month of being given chemotherapy, suggesting they suffered harm, rather than benefited, from being given chemotherapy.

It's ...

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