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New Blood Test breakthrough for Prostate Cancer.

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research and clinicians at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London have developed a simple three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate and other cancers. The test pinpoints those men who will respond to treatment with the PARP inhibitor Olaparib. This orally taken drug marketed by AstraZeneca is…
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‘Immunotherapy’ the new cancer treatment buzzword

Harnessing a patient’s immune system to recognize and destroy tumour cells has been the central goal in the past few years of anti-cancer immunotherapy trials. There has been considerable interest in Adopted Cell Transfer, (ACT), where tumour-specific cytotoxic T cells are infused into cancer patients. These recognise, target and destroy cancer cells. ACT is proving…
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Cancer travel insurance cover

The Financial Conduct Authority watchdog is finally looking into the insurance problems facing travellers who have or have had cancer. This is not before time! We are constantly receiving complaints from parents regarding their difficulty in accessing holiday travel insurance for their children who have cancer or are now in partial or full remission. Premium…
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Good News for breast cancer sufferers

Image: Tumour Heterogeneity The NHS in UK has finally approved Kadcyla, Roche Pharmaceuticals breast cancer drug, for routine use after a four-year campaign. The drug extends the lives of women with advanced forms of breast cancer by some six months. It was hitherto only available on a case-by-case basis through the Cancer Drugs Fund because…
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