Cancer Research

Denise Welch Breaks Down As She Opens Up About Mother's Death From Cancer In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

Denise Welch broke down in tears as she discussed her mother’s death from cancer in a powerful new charity video. The former ‘Loose Women’ star...

World CML Day

Andy Jackson | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Jackson

I've never been much of a fan of 'Awareness Days'. They all feel a little contrived and in recent years have been taken over by PR companies and agencies desperate to get people to buy products or sign up to events or activities they'd previously never given any real thought.

How Science Is Unlocking The Cancer Medicines Of The Future

Dr Sheuli Porkess | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Sheuli Porkess

While there have been major advances in drug development in recent years, systemic treatments like chemotherapy remain the standard of care for most patients. As anyone who has been through chemotherapy knows, it affects the whole body aggressively and causes serious side effects, taking a physical and emotional toll.

I've Lost My Mum, Dad And Sister To Cancer, But I'll Keep Fighting It

Jo Walker | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Walker

My mum Rita was just 49 when she died from ovarian cancer. John, my dad, was 69. He had pancreatic cancer, while my sister, Gina, was 55 when she died, and Aunt Lilian, who died last year, also had pancreatic cancer. My other sister, Lesley is a breast cancer survivor.

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: Why Father's Day Is So Special To Me

Alim Erginoglu | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents
Alim Erginoglu

Father's Day is always such a precious day for me. Each year the kids give me cards with personal jokes in them and they buy me something small but special. I wouldn't be the father I am without Rachel though, she is a wonderful wife who has supported me through everything. I feel so lucky to be a father to the kids and a husband to Rachel.

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: The Story Of A Dad Whose Child Had Cancer

Wayne Herridge | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents
Wayne Herridge

I was coming home from work when my wife, Evanna, said that she was taking Izzy to the hospital. They had been to the doctor and got sent straight to hospital so I met them there. Izzy was in such pain - she could not stand up and was inconsolable. It was just so quick.

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: I Thought My Dad Wouldn't Last The Night

Alison Cooke | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cooke

Those three words were shattering. He had been diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer and the doctors' told him he'd only have one more Christmas left. Not knowing what to do, I just went up to my bedroom and cried.

Big Data Saves Lives

Mark Lawler | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Lawler

But what use is information on the genetic make-up of the patient's cancer, if we can't link it to their individual clinical information? Surely we need all information linked together in order to reveal previously unknown causes of cancer and use that collective intelligence to develop new diagnostic tests or effective treatments?

I Walked My Way To Recovery

Gillian Robertson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gillian Robertson

In June last year I had what I thought was a routine mammogram. I was busy but made time for it and, a little later, I received a letter asking me to come in for a follow-up appointment. I didn't take anyone with me as I'd had cysts in the past and didn't think much of it.

This Could Be The Future Of How Doctors View Cancer

Nick Peel | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Peel

The future for the VR is more rooms to look at new data in different ways. These developments, says Harris, are focused on building something that works for researchers, doctors, and people looking to learn about cancer.

New Research Will Help Find Blood Cancer Patients The Best Possible Stem Cell Donors

Henny Braund | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech
Henny Braund

The latest research from the Anthony Nolan Research Institute brings us a step closer to getting the full picture behind a transplant, identifying two non-genetic factors that we believe can help give patients the best possible match.

Discovering Unknown Causes Of Cancer Through 'Fingerprints' In DNA

Áine McCarthy | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Áine McCarthy

Now, with the £20 million they recently received through our Grand Challenge award, they aim to fill in these gaps and tie these patterns to a cause. Their goal is to dramatically improve our understanding of what causes cancer, potentially preventing more cases in the future.

At 17 I Thought I Was Just A Healthy, Average Teenager

Katie Holland | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Holland

At 17, I thought I was just a healthy average teenager, I ate well, exercised a lot and generally took care of my body. I was never ill other than catching a cold. But that changed when my skin started to become very itchy, and I developed rashes that wouldn't go away.

'Google Earth' For Tumours Could Change Cancer Diagnostics And Drug Testing Forever

Nick Peel | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Peel

Think of a tumour like a rapidly growing city within a patient's body. Doctors can scan the patient to locate the tumour, much like a satellite can scan the earth and map its cities. And scientists can get a sense of the tumour at 'street level' by looking at its communities of cells through tissue samples and gene-sequencing technology.

World Cancer Day: This Is Everyone's Battle

Matt Harper | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK
Matt Harper

It took a life-shattering event to happen to me before I really joined the battle against cancer. I can't expect people to crusade with me if I don't also raise their flags too. We will never succeed if we stand alone in our camps. We can only win if we unite.

We Need To Change The Way The World Thinks About Cancer

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

More and more people will start surviving their cancer. Perhaps we will get to a day when cancer is thought of in the same way as bacterial infections are today. People used to die of toothache. Nowadays that is very rare indeed.

We Won't Let Cancer Divide Us

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, which is why I think this cause resonates with everyone. In a short amount of time Stand Up To Cancer has established itself in the hearts, minds and televisions of people across the UK and I can't wait to see where the future takes us.

Inspirational Stories Of 2016: From Being Diagnosed With A Brain Tumour To Meeting The Love Of My Life

Parminder Tatur | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Parminder Tatur

One of the hardest things was losing my hair. When it started to fall out and I had to have it cut, it felt like part of me was dying. I came home and cried. But now when I go to the hairdressers, I feel like a new person.

Inspirational Stories 2016: I Opened Up About My Breast Cancer Diagnosis On Facebook

Phil Alderson | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Alderson

I had an ultrasound, biopsy and mammogram and went back into the waiting room for a while. Then I was called back into see the consultant and this time there was a lady sitting at the back of the room with a concerned look on her face.

Inspiring Stories Of 2016: We Didn't See It Coming...

Jo Priston | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Priston

One of our main worries was how Sam would cope with hair loss but he proved to be a lot braver than we imagined and would give us handfuls of hair and say that he always wondered what it would be like to have no hair.

Inspiring Stories Of 2016: My Cancer Didn't Win, Christmas 2016 May Be One Of The Best Ones Yet...

Clare Fletcher | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Fletcher

So the madness of Christmas is nearly upon us, and it's hard to believe just how much has happened since this time last year! While everybody else was running around in the usual Christmas mayhem, I was sitting in a hospital gown, having blood tests, x-rays, scans and then a biopsy to find out if the lumps in my neck were in fact Hodgkin Lymphoma.

This Is What The Most Advanced Bowel Cancer Trial Is Doing For Patients

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Stuart has terminal bowel cancer but is a remarkable man. What struck me talking to him for this week's podcast was how he shoulders this burden wit...

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

This Is What Life With Rare Cancer Looks Like

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

The trouble with treating rare cancers is in the name. They are rare. Scientists need to be able to study the cancer to find out how to beat it. And then they need to test new treatments on enough people to find out if it works. If a cancer that has just a few hundred cases a year, this makes it rather difficult to tackle.

Pancreatic Cancer: The Wound That Never Heals

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously hard to treat. As well as Yasmin's father, this is the cancer that famously took Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs. In fact, less than one in a hundred people who get this disease survive it, something that hasn't improved since the 70's.