Cancer

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Sellafield nuclear plant fined £380k after worker contaminated

Sellafield nuclear plant fined £380k after worker contaminated

Sellafield nuclear plant fined £380k after worker contaminated

Sellafield Ltd has been fined £380,000 after a production worker was contaminated with plutonium.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wine

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds

Drinking a bottle of wine per week increases the lifetime risk of cancer by the equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes, research suggests.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

The government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Terminally-ill woman hosts her own wake before her death

Terminally ill woman hosts her own wake before her death

Terminally ill woman hosts her own wake before her death

Samanda Ford, who is dying of terminal cancer, hosted her own wake so that she could party with her friends while she was still alive.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

A senior food scientist and top NHS doctor have joined politicians from across Parliament to demand action on the cancer risk from processed meats like bacon and ham.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

The biggest ever lung cancer screening trial will take place next year involving 50,000 people.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Samsung apologises after workers got cancer and brain tumours from factories

Samsung apologises after workers get cancer and brain tumours from factories

Samsung apologises after workers get cancer and brain tumours from factories

Samsung Electronics has apologised for the sickness and deaths suffered by some of its workers.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

 The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

Louise Meincke has said that the ‘meat tax’, which would increase the cost of processed meat by 79% was not about “punishing individuals”, but about encouraging governments to improve the affordability of healthy foods.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Women who are at their best early in the morning are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a study has found.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Chemotherapy

Theresa May's new cancer strategy is a 'huge ask' says professor of cancer prevention

Theresa May's new cancer strategy is a 'huge ask' says professor Peter Sasienie

The director of clinical trials at King's College London has called the Prime Minister's cancer strategy a "huge ask".

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

'Game changing' pill to treat ovarian cancer approved for use on NHS

'Game changing' pill to treat ovarian cancer approved for use on NHS

Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

AI used in the fight for cancer prevention, Theresa May to say

AI used in the fight for cancer prevention, Theresa May to say

Medical records, along with information about patients' habits and genetics, will be cross-referenced with national data to spot those at an early stage of cancer.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Funding for brain cancer research will double to £40 million alongside a national roll out for gold standard testing, No 10 has confirmed.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Institute of Cancer Research scientists found lung cancer drug crizotinib can kill breast cancer cells that have a particular genetic defect

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

​Research finds that Scotland’s poorest people are disproportionately affected by the availability of alcohol in their neighbourhood

Low earners drink too much, study claims

Low earners drink too much, study claims

Experts call for "radical" policy changes to tackle health inequalities and alcohol-related harm

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

'Watching someone you love suffer cancer is harder than having it yourself'

Tory MP James Brokenshire on his harrowing battle with lung cancer

James Brokenshire on his harrowing battle with lung cancer

James Whale and MP James Brokenshire believe cancer is harder on the loved ones around you

Breast cancer patients face a postcode lottery for care

Breast cancer patients face a 'postcode lottery for care'

Breast cancer patients face a 'postcode lottery for care'

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer found 'stark differences' in services even within the same towns

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Pensioner arrested on suspicion of murdering 82-year-old husband

Pensioner arrested on suspicion of murdering 82-year-old husband

Pensioner arrested on suspicion of murdering 82-year-old husband

It is thought the man was suffering with terminal cancer at the time of his death

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry said he's had surgery to have his prostate removed

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

James Whale spoke movingly about his wife's illness

James Whale opens up on his wife's battle with lung cancer

James Whale opens up on his wife's battle with lung cancer

James tells our listeners 'if you've got a cough, for goodness sake go to the doctor'

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tributes paid to four-year-old Newcastle United fan Frankie Sherwood

Tributes paid to four-year-old Newcastle United fan Frankie Sherwood

Tributes paid to four-year-old Newcastle United fan Frankie Sherwood

Frankie Sherwood has died after suffering from rare children's cancer neuroblastoma

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Prostate cancer now the biggest cancer killer in UK

Prostate cancer now the third biggest cancer killer in UK

Prostate cancer becomes third biggest cancer killer in UK

Nearly 12,000 men die from the disease in the UK every year, charity says

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Eric Abidal (right) has now clarified his comments on Lionel Messi

Spanish media claims Lionel Messi tried to stop cancer-stricken teammate sending videos

Lionel Messi 'tried to stop cancer-stricken teammate sending videos'

El Chiringuito de Jugones now faces a backlash over mis-translated interview

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

American researchers claim handheld 'pen' device can detect cancer in 10 seconds

American researchers claim handheld 'pen' can detect cancer in 10 seconds

American researchers claim handheld 'pen' can detect cancer in 10 seconds

Scientists at the University of Texas claim to have created a device which works much faster than current equipment to detect cancer

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Spinning molecules which can kill cancer cells in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Spinning molecules which can kill cancer cells in 60 seconds developed by scientists

New spinning molecules can kill cancer cells in just 60 seconds

Scientists say the tiny spinning molecules can get through cell linings due to their speed

Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer and producer Mark face off in cupcake roulette as part of Stand Up To Cancer's 'Ballsy Bakes' campaign

Julia Hartley-Brewer and producer Mark face off in cupcake roulette as part of Stand Up To Cancer's 'Ballsy Bakes' campaign

Julia Hartley-Brewer and producer face off in cupcake roulette

Our presenter and her producer took park in Stand Up To Cancer's 'Ballsy Bakes' fundraising ask

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Comedian Bill Bailey on his 100 mile walk for Stand Up To Cancer and why he's walking the wrong way

Comedian Bill Bailey on his 100 mile walk for Stand Up To Cancer - and why he's walking the wrong way

Comedian Bill Bailey on his 100 mile walk for Stand Up To Cancer

Bill Bailey is walking in the opposite direction to what is recommended along the Ridgeway so the wind doesn't blow his hair in his face

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Remainers criticised for 'scaremongering' after saying Brexit could affect cancer treatment

Remainers criticised for 'scaremongering' over claims that Brexit could affect cancer treatment

Remainers criticised for 'scaremongering' over Brexit cancer fears

Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green has said cancer patients are suffering unnecessary worry about their treatment

Panel recommends gene-altering leukaemia treatment to FDA

Panel recommends gene-altering leukaemia treatment to US drug agency

Revolutionary leukaemia gene therapy recommended to US drug agency

Scientists call the gene therapy 'a living drug' as it harnesses the immune system to fight cancer

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cancer diagnosis now more common than getting married

Cancer diagnosis now more common than getting married, figures show

Cancer diagnosis now more common than getting married, figures show

Macmillan Cancer Support has also found that having a baby for the first time is less common than being diagnosed with the disease

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ian Paterson victim tells Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I was just a hobby, he was playing god'

Ian Paterson victim tells Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'I was just a hobby, he was playing god'

Ian Paterson victim says, 'I was just a hobby, he was playing god'

A victim of Ian Paterson tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that what he has done is unforgivable and others must have known it was going on at the time

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

'A brave and inspirational young lad' - Twitter wishes Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery a happy birthday

Jermain Defoe leads birthday tributes to 'best mate' Bradley Lowery

Jermain Defoe leads birthday tributes to 'best mate' Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery has a rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma, he turns six-years-old today

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Woman with terminal cancer has wedding photo shoot by herself to achieve her dream

Single woman with terminal cancer takes her own wedding photo to fulfil dream

Single woman with terminal cancer takes her own wedding photo to fulfil dream

Chen Bo-yu was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2015, so decided to try and complete all of her dreams

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Scientists recreate volcanic properties to produce materials for cancer treatment

Scientists use the power of volcanoes to fight cancer

Scientists use the power of volcanoes to fight cancer

Researchers in Finland are creating particles which they claim could have the potential to kill tumours

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ian Paterson's victim speaks out - 'I can still feel his hand squeezing on my shoulders as he told me lies'

Ian Paterson patient speaks out - 'I can still feel his hand squeezing on my shoulders as he told me lies'

Ian Paterson patient says 'I can still feel his hand squeezing my shoulders'

Nadia underwent five operations at Paterson's hand. Here she tells her story

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kadcyla drug: 'We must change the way we decide who can receive new cancer treatment', says patient who crowd-funded his own treatment

Man who crowd-funded own cancer treatment says 'we must make drugs cheaper'

Man who crowd-funded own cancer treatment says 'we must make drugs cheaper'

Patient Mo Haque joins James Max to tell his story about how he gained private cancer treatment, after a cancer drug was withdrawn from the NHS in England

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gene therapy which turns blood into cancer killing cells shows promise

Gene therapy that turns blood into cancer-killing cells shows promise

Gene therapy that turns blood into cancer-killing cells shows promise

A gene therapy which turns patient's blood into cancer-killing cells has shown promise in a major study and could be approved this year

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Stiles was one of the world's best defensive players during the 1960s

George Galloway leads campaign to help Manchester United and England legend Nobby Stiles

George Galloway leads campaign to help Manchester United legend Nobby Stiles

talkRADIO presenter one of scores of people to tweet messages of support and pleas for help

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

'The Food Standards Agency are preempting evidence which may never come to light', says health commentator

Health journalist says toast and potato cancer warnings are 'inconclusive'

Health journalist says toast and potato cancer warnings are 'inconclusive'

The FSA has issued a warning over foods such as roast potatoes, chips and toast, claiming they should only be cooked until they are golden

'If you don't brown toast, isn't it just warm bread?' - Twitter reacts to the toast health scare

Twitter vows to continue eating burnt toast despite cancer warning

Twitter vows to continue eating burnt toast despite cancer warning

Health officials have once again provided a warning about foods which could increase the risk of cancer...this time it's toast

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Donald Trump claims his son can't raise money for children with cancer, due to his presidency

Donald Trump says it's 'ridiculous' that his son can't raise money for cancer children now he's President

Donald Trump says it's 'ridiculous' that his son has to shut cancer charity

Donald Trump has tweeted to announce that his son will no longer be raising money for children with cancer, due to a conflict of interest with his presidency

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Magic mushroom compound relieves anxiety and depression for cancer patients

Cancer anxiety can be softened by magic mushroom chemicals, researchers find

Cancer anxiety can be softened by magic mushroom chemicals, researchers find

Researchers have found that those suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression can be relieved for around six months by taking a compound from magic mushrooms

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Breast cancer in black women is diagnosed later than white women, according to figures

Breast cancer diagnosed later in black women than white women, according to new figures

Breast cancer diagnosed later in black women than white women, new figures

Figures have suggested that black women are more likely to suffer a late diagnosis than white women, according to analysis from Cancer Research UK and Public Health England

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Breast Cancer: 'Within a few years we hope to move new treatment into trials,' says The Institute of Cancer Research

Breast Cancer: 'In a few years we hope to trial new treatment,' says Institute of Cancer Research

The ICR believes new breast cancer treatment trials could begin in a few years

New research has shown more information on how breast cancer spreads around the body, and could lead to future treatment trials

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

New radioactive drug could be used by the NHS to treat prostate cancer, but what is it?

Radioactive 'Litvinenko drug' could be used by the NHS to fight prostate cancer - but what is it?

'Litvinenko drug' could be used to treat prostate cancer - but what is it?

The new drug behaves in the same way as a substance used to kill Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, and could be made available from December this year on the NHS

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

'We need to put this into context', says professor on study into babies fertility levels

Study showing chemotherapy drug 'could affect fertility' for unborn girls has to be taken in context, says leading professor

Study showing chemo drug 'affects girls' fertility' has to be taken in context

A new study has found that a chemotherapy treatment can affect ovary-development in mice. The former chair of the British Fertility Society tells talkRADIO it's too early to jump to conclusions that it has the same effect on humans…

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

'This has really been a quick approval process', says senior science research officer on new cancer drug

New cancer drug: 'This has really been a quick approval process'

New cancer drug: 'This has really been a quick approval process'

A new skin cancer drug has shown using two drugs together may work better

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Professor Karol Sikora says if you're unlucky the NHS can be 'comparable with a developing country'

Leading cancer expert compares some NHS treatment to that of a developing country

Cancer specialist says NHS care is 'comparable with a developing country'

Professor Karol Sikora says it's vital patients know how to get the best out of the system